RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 14:00-15:00; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Stuart Ryder

"The changing landscape of Australian 8 metre telescope access"

The range of offshore 8m-class telescopes to which Australian astronomers have access is about to undergo significant changes. I will outline the extensive suite of facilities on the Gemini, Magellan, and Keck telescopes to which all Australian astronomers will be able to apply for from now through to the end of 2017. The International Telescopes Support Office at the AAO is positioning itself to support users of these facilities in a range of ways that I shall discuss.