Stuart Ryder - ITSO

Stuart Ryder at Gemini South

I am the Head of International Telescopes Support, managing the International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO, formerly the Australian Gemini Office) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory in Sydney, Australia. I am responsible for coordinating Australia's usage of large telescopes offshore, particularly the twin 8 metre Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile (shown here), and the twin 6.5 metre Magellan telescopes in Chile. I also conduct research with international collaborators on core-collapse supernovae, and star formation in nuclear rings of galaxies, using optical, infrared, and also radio telescopes. For more information, please see my full list of publications, or e-mail me.