The 2013 Allison-Levick Memorial Talk, 5 December 2013
Take a trip back in time, into our Galaxy's wild and dangerous past, with Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn in the 2013 Allison-Levick Memorial Talk on 5 December.
This year's talk will be held in Canberra at the CSIRO Discovery Centre on Black Mountain.
Click here for more details.
Fred Watson wins the 2013 Bragg Prize for Science Writing
Professor Fred Watson, Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, has been awarded the 2013 Bragg Prize for Science Writing. This is an annual prize by NewSouth Publishing for the best short non-fiction piece on science written for a general audience.
Of the 7 short-listed pieces for the award, Professor Watson's "Here come the ubernerds: Planets, Pluto and Prague" (from Star-Craving Mad: Tales from a travelling astronomer) was selected as the winner. The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing is named in honour of Australia's first Nobel Laureates William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg and is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
The award was made at New South Wales Government House by the Governor, Professor Marie Bashir on 29 October 2013.
Congratulations to Fred!
Successful first commissioning run for HERMES spectrograph on the AAT
October 19th was the first night of HERMES commissioning.
The HERMES team reports a very successful night - clear skies, no technical difficulties, and the very first 'on telescope' data collected.
Click here to read AAO Director Warrick Couch's announcement message.
Congratulations to the team on this very important milestone!
How to access our new North Ryde premisesFor visitors and for couriers
What's new?The 2013 Allison-Levick Memorial Lecture to be held 5 December 2013 (November 2013)
Public release - AAO Advisory Committee public summary (November 2013)
Fred Watson wins the 2013 Bragg Prize for Science Writing [External Link] (October 2013)
Our Galaxy is all a-flutter (October 2013)
Dating our Galaxy's dormant volcano (September 2013)
AAO astronomer Andy Green wins the Louise Webster Prize for outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career [External Link] (July 2013)
AAO astronomer Andrew Hopkins part of successful ARC Linkage grant on "Mapping the dark matter with early type galaxies" [PDF] (June 2013)
A photo exhibition at Sydney Observatory: Stories from Siding Spring Observatory (Apr 2013)
Public release - AAO Advisory Committee public summary (Apr 2013)
RAVE-ing astronomers write Galaxy's secret history (Apr 2013)
The AAO is now a division of the Department of Industry [External Link]. (Mar 2013)
Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) 2012 DA14, AAT Observations - Movie (Feb 2013) Images of Siding Spring Observatory after the January bushfires are now available. (Jan 2013)
Minister Evans' media release on the fires affecting Siding Spring Observatory. Professor Warrick Couch to head Australian Astronomical Observatory (Jan 2013) Conference - Feeding, Feedback and Fireworks: Celebrating our Cosmic Landscape (Nov 2012)
Announcement - PM Science Prize winner to measure a million stars (Nov 2012)
Press release - Potato chip mirror a thing of perfection (Oct 2012)
Press release - Galaxies in the thick of it grow up fast (Oct 2012)
Public release - AAO Business Plan 2012-13 (Sep 2012)
Public release - AAO Forward Look to 2015 (July 2012)
Celebrating the AAO - Past, Present and Future - Book launch and Order Form (Oct 2011)
AAT overview Quicktime movie (24Mb)
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