Who we are

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability. AAL works with Australia’s national observatories, astronomers at Australian universities and the Australian Government to advance the goals in the Australian astronomy Decadal Plan.

Our Vision

AAL’s vision is for Australian astronomy to be world leading and publicly valued. We will achieve this vision by facilitating access for Australia-based astronomers to the best research infrastructure, encourage the sharing of astronomical technical capabilities to maximise their value to the nation, and inspire Australians with these astronomical achievements.

Our Values

AAL endeavours to be an environmentally sustainable organisation built upon equity, diversity and mutual respect for its staff and stakeholders.

Organisational and Governance Structure

The governance structure of the company is detailed in the AAL Constitution and summarised visually below.

AAL Company Secretary Catherine Andrews accepting the 2019 Steve Crook Award for Excellence in Not-for-Profit Governance. Credit: Catherine Andrews.