[ASA] ***Vacancy on the Australian Time Allocation Committee (ATAC)***

Helen Woods Helen.Woods at aao.gov.au
Fri Jul 29 10:34:00 AEST 2016

           ***Vacancy on the Australian Time Allocation Committee (ATAC)***

Suitably experienced members of the Australian astronomical community 
are invited to nominate for a vacant position on the Australian Time 
Allocation Committee (ATAC).  ATAC is the committee that allocates time 
on the AAT.  It also allocates Australian telescope time to other 
overseas telescopes.  It meets in North Ryde twice a year, the next 
meeting being in November 2016. The term of an ATAC member is generally 
for 3 years, but may need to be staggered to ensure smooth turnover in 

You can find the current membership of ATAC and their terms of office at:

In reviewing nominations for ATAC membership, the AAO Director and 
Advisory Committee will consider the range of specialisations and 
seniorities required for the committee’s effective operation, and will 
not normally have more than one representative from any given 
institution.  They will then submit their recommendations to the 
Secretary of the Department of Industry Science & Innovation who, if 
necessary will appoint a Chair from among the Committee members. The 
Director will then appoint a Deputy Chair.

If you wish to be considered for membership of ATAC, please send your 
name and a brief summary (less than 50 words) of your specialisations to 
the Secretary of ATAC, Ms Helen Woods (hmw at aao.gov.au) by COB Wednesday 
10 August 2016.

Helen Woods

Helen Woods
ATAC Secretary
Australian Astronomical Observatory
PO Box 915 North Ryde, NSW, 1670
Tel: +61 2 9372 4812

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