Welcome to the Australian Astronomical Observatory

New International Telescopes Support Office website

The International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO; formerly AusGO, the Australian Gemini Office) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory has

Winners of 2014 Student Gemini Image Contest

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Schools Gemini Image Contest: Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School Astronomy Club (Melbourne) and Samuel Carbone, Trinity College (Perth).

NSW Coroner releases findings on Wambelong Fire

The NSW Coroner has released his findings as to the cause and origin of the Wambelong fire in January 2013.

Welcome to the Australian Astronomical Observatory

The Australian Astronomical Observatory is a division of the Department of Industry, Innovation 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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