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




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Our vision: Australian-based astronomers will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure.

AAL will 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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16th May 2016: AAL is pleased to congratulate the SkyMapper Team on the first public release of science-grade data from its five-year Southern Sky Survey. The data is available to Australian astronomers via the SkyMapper Node of the All Sky Virtual Observatory project, which has received funding from the Australian Government primarily through the National Collaborative Infrastructure Research Strategy (NCRIS) and NeCTAR.

15th April 2016: ASTAC announces a call for proposals for use of Australian supercomputing resources with dedicated national astronomy access. Applications close at 5pm (AEST) Monday 16th May, 2016

21st March 2016: Proposals for Australian community access to the Magellan telescopes for Semester 2016B are due by 5pm AEST, Thursday 7 April 2016. Details on how to prepare and submit an application can be found on the ITSO website: A call for proposals for Gemini telescope time is also currently open, with a deadline of 31 March 2016 - see Australian access to these facilities has been enabled through the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and other research infrastructure grants.


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