The Australian Gemini Office (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 Subaru 8.2 metre telescope in Hawaii (via a time exchange agreement with Gemini); and the Magellan 6.5 metre telescopes in Chile. AusGO consists of the Australian Gemini Scientist (Stuart Ryder) and AusGO Research Fellow Caroline Foster based at the AAO, and the Joint AusGO / Macquarie University Lecturer in Astronomy Richard McDermid.
What's new on the AusGO and Gemini web sites?
2014B Call for Gemini and Subaru Proposals - Deadline 5pm 31 March 2014 (1/03/14)
Registration closes on 26 March for the 2014 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop at the AAO from 1-4 April 2014 (28/02/14)
AAL and the Carnegie Institution agree to extend Australian access to Magellan through the end of 2017 (17/02/14)
AusGO is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Australian Gemini Astronomy Contests for students and for amateur astronomers (16/02/14)
Gemini e-newscast #56 is now available (17/02/14)
Australian astronomers use the Magellan telescopes to confirm their discovery of the most iron-poor star ever (10/02/14)
The January 2014 issue of the GeminiFocus Newsletter, as well as the 2013 Year In Review issue, are now available (9/01/14)
The Winning Image from our 2013 Student Contest!
The face-on spiral galaxy IC5332.
Australian Gemini Office, ausgo -@- aao.gov.au