Research at the AAO

The AAO supports a diverse range of research, spanning the largest to the smallest scales, including cosmology, galaxies and how they evolve, our own Galaxy, its internal workings and the formation and evolution of stars, our own Solar system and planets around other stars. The AAO also supports an innovative instrument science group who are active in developing technologies for the AAT and other telescopes.

Major AAT and UKST survey programs

Details of the AAO astronomers and instrument scientists.

Recent scientific highlights from the AAO can be read about in the AAO Observer.