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

Helen Woods Helen.Woods at aao.gov.au
Fri Jul 21 10:27:24 AEST 2017

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

Members of the Australian astronomical community are invited to nominate 
for a number of vacant positions on the Australian Time Allocation 
Committee (ATAC).ATAC is the committee that allocates time on the 
Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT), as well as Australian time on overseas 
telescopes, including the Magellan and Blanco telescopes.It meets in 
North Ryde twice a year (May and November) to review around 50 proposals 
per semester. Remote participation is possible if necessary, and primary 
carer support is available. Prior to reviewing proposals, ATAC also 
meets briefly by videocon to review unconscious bias issues.

The term of an ATAC member is generally for 3 years, but may be 
staggered to ensure smooth turnover in membership. The AAO is 
transitioning from the government to the research sector during 2018 - 
this is not expected to impact the membership or continuing operation of 
the ATAC at this time. You can find the current membership of ATAC and 
their terms of office at: http://www.aao.gov.au/science/observing/ATAC

In reviewing nominations for ATAC membership, the AAO Director and 
Advisory Committee will consider the diversity and range of scientific 
expertise required for the committee’s effective operation, and will not 
normally have more than one representative from any given 
institution.Their recommendations are submitted to the Secretary of the 
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science 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 (helen.woods at aao.gov.au 
<mailto:helen.woods at aao.gov.au>) by COB Friday 4 August 2017.

Helen Woods
ATAC Secretary

Helen Woods
PA to Director
Australian Astronomical Observatory
GPO Box 2013
Canberra  ACT  2601
Tel:  +61 2 9372-4812

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