[ASA] Introducing the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium

Caroline Foster caroline.foster at astralis.org.au
Tue Aug 31 09:23:49 AEST 2021

We are delighted to introduce the Astralis Instrumentation consortium: Australia's Instrument Capability for Optical Astronomy.

Dear   ASA colleagues,

We are delighted to introduce the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium:

Australia's Instrumentation Capability for Optical Astronomy

Astralis (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/vH4TC0YKPviGRkLyJcwd2Gn?domain=d2phrf04.na1.hubspotlinksfree.com ) * provides end-to-end instrumentation solutions for optical astronomy and associated applications, seamlessly coordinated across its 3 technical nodes:

The Australian National University (ANU), through the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre (AITC) within the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Macquarie University, through the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) group within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The University of Sydney (USyd), through elements of the Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) within the School of Physics.

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Our Staff

We have over 100 instrument scientists and skilled engineers across our nodes.

Many in our workforce boast decades of experience in effectively delivering cutting-edge astronomical technologies worldwide.

Our team of experts have access to advanced laboratories, testing and engineering facilities to develop, build and test state-of-the-art bespoke solutions that are ‘fit for purpose’ and ‘right first time’.

Our capabilities

Spectrographs and imagers

We have deep experience in design and construction of complex spectrographs and imagers for both Australian domestic and international telescopes.

Optical Fibres and Photonics Technologies

We are world-leaders in designing innovative optical fibre and photonics technology solutions.

Adaptive Optics

We design and build adaptive optics systems for instruments on the world's largest telescopes.

Astronomy Software

We are experts in developing and designing bespoke software solutions for astronomy and research teams.

Technical Systems Management

Our staff include expert instrument scientists, systems engineers and project managers who oversee our outstanding end-to-end services.

Our Vision & Values

Our Vision is to be a leading international astronomical instrument designer and builder, serving Australian astronomy by proposing and delivering innovative and effective solutions to the most significant observational challenges in optical and near infrared astronomy.

We are guided by our Core Values of collaboration, trust, mentorship, innovation, integrity and equity.

Find out more:

astralis.org.au (https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/cE0ECjZ1N7in7YvOlC5yo2N?domain=d2phrf04.na1.hubspotlinksfree.com )

info at astralis.org.au (mailto:info at astralis.org.au)

Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is the fourth partner within the Astralis Instrumentation Consortium. Astralis is supported by AAL through the Australian Government National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

* Formerly Australian Astronomical Optics Consortium

With best regards,

Dr Caroline Foster (on behalf of the Astralis Management Committee)


Astralis Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Australian Astronomical Optics | Faculty of Science and Engineering

Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

E: caroline.foster at astralis.org.au (mailto:caroline.foster at astralis.org.au)

Astralis Instrumentation Consortium, 105 Delhi Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia

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