Spectacular new images obtained using the Dark Energy Camera in Chile.
AAO & Macquarie astronomer Lee Spitler has won the 2014 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award!
The Anglo-Australian Telescope was officially opened on October 16, 1974.
Two Australian astronomers are part of the international team who found a supermassive black hole inside the smallest known galaxy.
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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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