RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Friday, 20 May 2016, 14:00-14:20; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Lisa Kewley and Yeshe Fenner

"Astronomy Australia Ltd: Update on current activities and future plans"

Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) is an independent not-for-profit company that has invested over $100M since 2007 to advance the vision that astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure. The goals of AAL are to implement the infrastructure priorities of the Decadal Plan, advise the Government on new astronomy infrastructure investments, and manage some of those investments. This talk gives an update on the current status of AAL-supported project and facilities. We will also discuss AAL’s future plans and opportunities in the context of the Government’s recently announced long-term NCRIS research infrastructure program, astronomy governance discussions that are underway, and the new Decadal Plan.