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AAO Receives Diversity Award

In December 2014 the AAO received a Silver Pleiades Award in recognition of our efforts in promoting gender equity and diversity.

Welcome to the Australian Astronomical Observatory

The Australian Astronomical Observatory is a division of the Department of Industry and Science. We operate the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt telescopes on behalf of the astronomical community of Australia. To this end the Observatory is part of and is funded by the Australian Government. Its function is to provide world-class observing facilities for Australian optical astronomers.

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