Saturday, June 26, 2010

Anglo Australian Observatory becomes fully Australian

On July 1st 2010, the Anglo Australian Observatory will become a fully Australian run facility. In doing so, it is understood to be changing its name to the Australian Astronomical Observatory.

 The Anglo-Australian Observatory (Image: Anglo Australian Observatory)

With a combined British / Australian heritage for over 35 years, it has been one of the most productive telescopes worldwide for its class.

The Australian Government has provided an additional $30 Million over the next 5 years to the telescope facility, with Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, Richard Marles, overseeing a historic ceremony to mark the change on the 25th of June, 2010.

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