International Engagement

To ensure Australian astronomers get access to the best infrastructure overseas, AAL supports a number of international astronomy projects and facilities via NCRIS funding.

International Engagement – Projects & Facilities


Via the Strategic Partnership, Australian-based astronomers can access and build instruments for the European Southern Observatory (ESO).


The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) is a 300M-Euro project for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy.


The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infrared telescope, currently under construction in Chile.

Rubin Observatory

The NSF Vera C. Rubin Observatory aims to produce the deepest, widest image of the Universe at optical wavelengths ever produced.


ACAMAR is a joint Australia-China research centre, created to collaborate on areas of common interest within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.


The extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array (eROSITA) is a joint German-Russian x-ray instrument currently in orbit.