AAT Observing Resumes!

On the 17 March, we had to suspend observing on the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) due to a major failure with its dome shutter.

We are pleased to advise that the dome shutter has now been repaired, and normal observing resumed again last Friday night, 27 March.

The only outstanding work remaining to be done on the dome shutter is to replace its rollers, which are rather worn. This will be done sometime in the next month by our AAO staff, and will not involve any disruption to observing.

You can view pictures of the recent repair work done on the AAT dome and its shutter can be seen here: https://www.aao.gov.au/public/images/dome-shutter-repairs-photos