Ever wonder what it's like to stay up all night using a world class 4-metre telescope?
In celebration of 40 years of discovery with the AAT, the AAO has made a short film, Steve and the Stars.
The star of the show is Head Telescope Operator, Steve Lee, who has worked at the AAT for almost its entire 40 years of operation.
Steve guides this video tour of working with the AAT, exploring how observational techniques have changed from the 1970s to today's digital age, and the AAT’s exciting future pursuing more world-class discoveries.
The live footage was shot and edited in July 2014 by Bluebottle Films with time-lapse material by AAO's Angel Lopez-Sanchez.