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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15th December 2014: AAL is delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with AURA giving Australian astronomers access to 7 nights on the Gemini telescopes in 2016. Funds for this agreement have been made available through the Australian Astronomical Observatory, a Division of the Department of Industry of the Australian Government.

This arrangement brings the total time available to Australian astronomers on 8-m class optical facilities in 2016/2017 through AAL's investments to 57 nights on the Gemini, Magellan and Keck telescopes.

8th December 2014: AAL has been awarded a Bronze Pleiades Award 2014 by the ASA’s Chapter for Women in Astronomy.  “AAL is to be commended for being proactive in monitoring its performance with regards to WiA aims. In particular, the positive steps towards gender balance on the Board and its flexible working arrangements.”

11th November 2014: AAL congratulates two of our Directors, Brian Schmidt and Brian Boyle, who shared in the prestigious 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, for their role in the unexpected discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating.


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