An ASKAP antenna at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Image Credit: Ant Schinckel, CSIRO.




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Our vision: Astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure.

AAL strives to achieve this vision by engaging with astronomers in support of the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomy decadal plan, and advising the Australian Government on the investments necessary to realise those priorities.

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19th May 2015: AAL is delighted to be sponsoring .Astronomy7 in Sydney from 3rd-6th November 2015. This is the first .Astronomy event held in the southern hemisphere, and will include a series of talks, multiple "unconference" sessions, and a hack-day working on innovative projects. Registration is now open.

12th May 2015: AAL congratulates the following astronomers who have been appointed to represent AAL and Australia's interests on overseas telescope committees and Boards. Their appointments follow an open application process conducted during March 2015, which attracted nominations from a number of highly qualified candidates.

  • Giant Magellan Telescope Organisation Board: Warrick Couch was reappointed to continue his term as Director on the GMTO Board until 31 December 2015.
  • Giant Magellan Telescope Scientific Advisory Committee: Chris Tinney was reappointed to continue his term on the GMT SAC until 31 December 2015, at which time he will transition to the GMTO Board, taking over from Warrick Couch. Therefore, AAL will readvertise the GMT SAC position in late 2015.
  • Magellan Science Advisory Committee (observer): Gayandhi De Silva was appointed for a two-year term as an observer on the Magellan SAC.

In addition, AAL appointed AAL Director Brian Boyle as an observer on the Magellan Council. AAL Director Lisa Kewley currently serves as an observer on the California Association for Research in Astronomy (CARA) Board, which manages the Keck Observatory.

14th April 2015ASTAC announces a call for proposals for use of Australian supercomputing resources with dedicated national astronomy access. Applications close at 5pm (AEST) Friday 15th May, 2015


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