New International Telescopes Support Office website

February 16, 2016

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

The International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO; formerly AusGO, the Australian Gemini Office) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory has now launched a new official website at https://www.aao.gov.au/itso/home.

ITSO 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 run by the Head of International Telescopes Support Stuart Ryder, together with ITSO Research Fellow Caroline Foster, Joint ITSO / Macquarie University Lecturer in Astronomy Richard McDermid and ITSO Information Officer Elaina Hyde. ITSO recently completed the 2015 Australian Gemini Cosmic Poll and hosts weekly Twitter sessions from @AAOastro with the hashtag #ITSOaao.