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Welcome to the home page of the International Telescopes Support Office

The International Telescopes Support Office (ITSO, formerly the Australian Gemini Office or AusGO) hosted by the Australian Astronomical Observatory coordinates Australian usage of large offshore facilities including the Gemini 8.1 metre telescopes in Hawaii and Chile; the Keck 10 metre and Subaru 8.2 metre telescope in Hawaii (via a time exchange agreement with Gemini); and the Magellan 6.5 metre telescopes in Chile. ITSO is comprised of the Head of International Telescopes Support (Stuart Ryder) and Research Fellow Caroline Foster based at the AAO, and Joint AAO/Macquarie University Lecturer in Astronomy Richard McDermid.



What's new on the ITSO and Gemini web sites?


Gemini e-newscast #73 is now available (16/07/15)

Due to server outages, the Phase 2 deadline for Gemini South 2015B programs has been extended to 17 July 2015 (14/07/15)

The July 2015 issue of GeminiFocus is now available (7/07/15)

Presentations and photos from the 2015 Australian Gemini, Magellan, and Keck Science Symposium are now available (25/06/15)

A new version of the Gemini Observing Tool (OT) for 2015A and 2015B is now available for download (6/06/15)

Ureka V1.5.1, which includes the latest V1.13 of Gemini IRAF, is now available (16/04/15)



The Winning Image from our 2013 Student Contest!

Image credit: Isobelle Teljega (St Margaret's Anglican School), Travis Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage), and the Australian Gemini Office

The face-on spiral galaxy IC5332.
Image proposed by Year 8 student Isobelle Teljega.




International Telescopes Support Office, itso -@- aao.gov.au