Astronomy Australia Ltd is advertising for a Program Manager to be responsible for overseeing research infrastructure projects. Further details about the job are available here. Applications close 9am AEST, 13th June 2017.
Applications are now open for a position to represent Australia on the GMT Science Advisory Committee. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a next generation optical/infra-red telescope, and will have the resolving power of a 24.5 metre primary mirror. AAL is a founding member of GMTO Corporation and is entitled to nominate an astronomer to the GMT Science Advisory Committee.Further details can be found HERE. Applications close at 5PM AEST on 1st June 2017.
The Australian Government committed $26.1 million to enable Australia to enter an agreement with ESO from 2018 to maintain Australia's optical astronomical research that helps to advance humanity's understanding of the Universe.
The commitment also includes ongoing average funding of $12 million a year until 2027-28.
ANU, Astronomy Australia Limited and other national research institutions have for several years identified a critical need for Australian astronomers to have access to large optical telescopes through an international partnership.