Social Media Public Usage

This page contains Public Usage statements for all AAO social media accounts.

The Australian Astronomical Observatory Facebook Page

Why are we using Facebook?

To promote the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) to the community. 

Responding to Facebook comments, posts and inbox enquiries

Please note that any comments, posts or inbox enquiries made to this Page should be related to the Australian Astronomical Observatory.

Not all comments, posts or inbox enquiries will be responded to individually.

Business hours

Please note that our Facebook Page will only be monitored during business hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, AEST).

Acceptable use policy

We welcome comments on the Australian Astronomical Observatory Facebook Page and suggest that you apply common sense when making them. If you would not say or show it in a public place, an academic environment, or at work, then do not post it. Please be mindful that any comments made on Facebook are publicly visible around the world.

Any content deemed to be inappropriate, inflammatory, defamatory, commercial, spam, overtly party political and comments encouraging activities illegal in Australia or that are detected as transgressing copyright or intellectual property laws will be reported and deleted, and users will be blocked.

Privacy statement

The Department is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of Facebook or any other linked websites. Your use of Facebook and any linked websites is at your own risk.

The Department records all information posted to this Facebook page and uses that information for the purpose of administering this page.

Please note that as an Australian Government agency, the Department is bound by the Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. For more information please refer to the Department’s Legal Notices page.

User consent

Please be aware that any comments made on this Facebook Page may be published in other forums relevant to the objectives of this Facebook Page.

Social media disclaimer

When you use this social media page you are bound by the terms and conditions of use of the site. We encourage you to review the legal policies of the site for further information.

The Department does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using the site.

The Department disclaims all liability from those views and recommends users seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on these views. Unless acknowledged as being endorsed by the Department, views expressed are of the individual contributor and not those of the Department.  

The Australian Astronomical Observatory Twitter Account

Why are we using Twitter?

To promote the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) to the community. 

Responding to Twitter tweets

Please note that Tweets made to this Page should be related to the Australian Astronomical Observatory.

Not all tweets will be responded to individually.

Business hours

Please note that we can only guarantee that our Twitter account will only be monitored during business hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, AEST).

Acceptable use policy

We welcome tweets/comments on the Australian Astronomical Observatory Twitter Account and suggest that you apply common sense when making them. If you would not say or show it in a public place, an academic environment, or at work, then do not post it. Please be mindful that any comments made on Twitter are publicly visible around the world. 

Any content deemed to be inappropriate, inflammatory, defamatory, commercial, spam, overtly party political and comments encouraging activities illegal in Australia or that are detected as transgressing copyright or intellectual property laws will be reported and/or deleted, and users will be blocked.

Privacy statement

The Department is not responsible, liable for and does not endorse the privacy practices of Twitter or any other linked websites. Your use of Twitter and any linked websites is at your own risk.

The Department records all information posted to this Twitter page and uses that information for the purpose of administering this page.

Please note that as an Australian Government agency, the Department is bound by the Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. For more information please refer to the Department’s Legal Notices page.

User consent

Please be aware that any tweets/comments made on this Twitter account may be published in other forums relevant to the objectives of this Twitter account.

Social media disclaimer

When you use this social media page you are bound by the terms and conditions of use of the site. We encourage you to review the legal policies of the site for further information.

The Department does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using the site.

The Department disclaims all liability from those views and recommends users seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on these views. Unless acknowledged as being endorsed by the Department, views expressed are of the individual contributor and not those of the Department.