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The Epping Laboratory


Visitors are always welcome at the AAO's Epping Laboratory, and astronomers are encouraged to spend a few days there before and/or after their session on the telescope to ensure that they get the most out of their observations.

The laboratory is located in the grounds of the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, near Epping, about 15km NW of the centre of Sydney and about 25km from the airport at Mascot. The Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) also has its headquarters on this site.

The AAO computer and data reduction facilities are described in chapter 9. Computer facilities at Epping include a VAX 3800, VAX 4000, DECstations, SPARCstations, Macintosh computers and other PCs.  The laboratory has a well-equipped library (see chapter 11) and visitors also have access to the CSIRO Radiophysics library. 

There are extensive photographic facilities  at the Epping lab. Visitors who need information about plates or specialised photographic techniques should contact the Observatory's research photographer, David Malin.

Offers to give scientific colloquia  are always welcome.

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