International Telescopes Support Office

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What is ITSO and what do we do?

The International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO; formerly AusGO, the Australian Gemini Office) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory coordinates Australian usage of large offshore facilities including the Gemini 8.1 metre telescopes in Hawaii and Chile; the W. M. Keck Observatory twin 10 metre telescopes in Hawaii; the Magellan twin 6.5 metre telescopes in Chile; and the Blanco 4 metre telescope in Chile. ITSO is staffed by the Head of International Telescopes Support Stuart Ryder, together with ITSO Research Fellow Caroline Foster, and ITSO Information Officer Elaina Hyde.

Telescopes Available to Australian Astronomers

To see descriptions of all telescopes available to Australian astronomers click the image.