Australian Astronomical Observatory

Also known as: A.A.O, Australian Astronomical Observatory
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From 2010 the Anglo-Australian Observatory became the Australian Astronomical Observatory. Works by these bodies can be found under the name used at the time of publication.

The Australian Astronomical Observatory, a division of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt telescopes on behalf of the astronomical community of Australia. To this end the Observatory is part of and is funded by the Australian Government. Its function is to provide world-class observing facilities for Australian optical astronomers.

Statement of Purpose

The Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) provides world-class optical and infrared observing facilities enabling Australian astronomers to do excellent science. The AAO is a world leader in astronomical research and in the development of innovative telescope instrumentation. It also takes a leading role in the formulation of long-term plans for astronomy in Australia.

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