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




Welcome to Astronomy Australia Ltd

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.

Latest News

11 April 2017: Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Australian-based astronomers to represent Australia as an observer at meetings of the Magellan Scientific Advisory Committee. Applications close at 5pm AEST Monday 1st May 2017. Further details can be found on our website:

20 March 2017: Following a two-stage tender process, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) has signed contracts with Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University/Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to collaboratively provide Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS). The ADACS scope of services for 2017 is intended to include:

(1) Astronomy-focused expert training and support in software development, data management, HPC and advanced data analysis, in order to optimise the usage of, and increase value from, existing research infrastructure.

(2) Creating and/or enhancing astronomy data portals, including All-Sky Virtual Observatory(ASVO), to facilitate the management, sharing and reuse of data.

(3) Collaboration with national eResearch providers to help coordinate and maximise the computing and storage resources available to astronomers.

Further details can be found here.

20 March 2017: Proposals for Australian community access to the Magellan telescopes for Semester 2017B are due by 5pm AEST, Friday 7 April 2017. Details on how to prepare and submit an application can be found on the ITSO website: 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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