Expanded Horizons for the Anglo-Australian Telescope (ARC LIEF administered by The Australian National University) (2023–2026)

This project aims to expand the capabilities of the Anglo-Australian Telescope's two most demanded instruments: the internationally unique Two-degree-Field fibre positioner, and the recently installed Veloce exoplanet finder. Telescopes thrive or wither on the quality of the instruments that are installed on them, and regular refreshes like these are required for them to stay at the cutting edge. The expected outcomes of this project are more and better quality data from more reliable instruments, and higher scientific productivity. Benefits include new research opportunities for local scientists and students, new international partners for the telescope, enhanced international collaboration, and a secure future for the telescope.
Grant type:
Australian National University
Funded by:
Australian National University