Anglo-Australia Telescope building refurbishment

The Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), operated by the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), is Australia’s front-rank National optical/infrared facility, comprising an exceptionally high-quality 4-metre telescope equipped with a suite of state-of-the-art instrumentation, including the NCRIS/EIF-funded HERMES and AAOmega spectrographs. The AAT has provided a foundation for Australia’s excellence in optical astronomy since it was commissioned almost four decades ago.

Beginning under the original NCRIS grant, and continuing with the current NCRIS-2013 grant, AAL has supported maintenance and refurbishment of the AAT building to ensure that it is in adequate condition to support and protect the AAT telescope and instruments, and ensure safe and reliable operations. The current AAT building project will see the telescope hydraulic system, main shutter and windscreen electricals, and windscreen maintenance platform replaced/improved by 30th June 2015.

Key Contacts

Prof Warrick Couch, Director, Australian Astronomical Observatory.

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The Anglo-Australian Telescope.
Image Credit: Ángel Rafael López-Sánchez, AAO
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