A distant ‘twin’ of the Milky Way that is swallowing another galaxy has opened the way to a better understanding of how galaxies grow.
On 27 April 1974, the first photons bounced off the mirrors of the Anglo-Australian Telescope. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this important milestone.
Welcome to aGov
Welcome to the Australian Astronomical Observatory
Welcome to the new website of the Australian Astronomical Observatory!
The Australian Astronomical Observatory is a division of the Department of Industry. 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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