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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23rd November 2015: Welcome to AAL's newest and 16th member, University of Southern Queensland, and their representative Prof Brad Carter!

20th November 2015: We are delighted to welcome three new Directors to the AAL Board, following their appointment by the AAL members at our 2015 AGM:

  • Prof Rachel Webster (Head of Astrophysics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne)
  • Prof Matthew Bailes (ARC Laureate Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Dr Rosalind Dubs (Non-Executive Director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, ASC Pty Ltd, and ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd)

Congratulations also to Prof Anne Green who was appointed as the Chair of the Board. 

We wish to sincerely thank the retiring Directors, Prof Brian Schmidt (former Chair), Prof Robyn Owens, and Prof Brian Boyle, for their significant contributions to AAL.

12th Nov 2015: AAL Board Deputy Chair Anne Green joins leading scientists, senior officials, and supporters from an international consortium of universities and research institutions today to celebrate groundbreaking for the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. The ceremony marks the commencement of on-site construction of the telescope and its support base.

Australian involvement in the Giant Magellan Telescope project, at the 10% level, through partners AAL and the Australian National University, is made possible through contributions from the Commonwealth Government and through the Government's Education Investment Fund (EIF) and National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Groundbreaking Ceremony 18
Current and former GMTO Board members, and friends of the project, gather around the ceremonial Groundbreaking stone. AAL Board Deputy Chair, Anne Green, is at far right.


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