School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Astronomy Research Infrastructure in Australia


Dr Mita Brierley


Senior Program Manager, Astronomy Australia Ltd

Time & Place

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:00 NZST in NOTE NEW LOCATION - Jack Erskine Building Room 121

All are welcome


Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) manages Australian Government funding for national astronomy research infrastructure on behalf of the Australian astronomy community. Our vision is for Australian astronomers to have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure, and our mission is to achieve this by engaging with astronomers in support of the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan, and advising the Australian Government on the investments necessary to realise those priorities.


Mita will talk about the infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomical community (GMT, ESO, SKA and data and computing), AAL’s part in Australia’s structured and coordinated approach to astronomy infrastructure governance, and her own experience moving from a STEMM background into STEMM management.