Anglo-Australian Observatory


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Anglo-Australian Observatory

(AAO) An observatory at the Siding Spring Observatory site in New South Wales, Australia. The chief instruments are the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope and the 1.2-meter UK Schmidt Telescope.
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Watson, who is in charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory at Coonabarabran, covers all four centuries of the telescope's existence, giving the reasons why it was invented in the first place and the confusion it caused once it was invented.
Lipperhey thus gets the credit for building the first working telescope, writes Watson, the astronomer-in-charge at the Anglo-Australian observatory in New South Wales.
Dr Brian Boyle, director of the Anglo-Australian observatory and leader of the project, said: "In the past, information has been gleaned from 'flat' two dimensional maps of the sky.
Anglo-Australian Observatory http://www.aao.gov.au/images.html
Professional astronomers Jeremy Bailey and Steven Lee, at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, observed its demise as an impact flash in the infrared (waveband centred on 2.3 microns) lasting a few seconds with the 3.9 metre Anglo-Australian Telescope.
According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the international team of astronomers is led by Stuart Ryder from the Anglo-Australian Observatory, near Coonabarabran.
From the late 1980s through the 1990s, a second survey (POSS II) was undertaken to update the original plates using finer-grain film and to complement the Southern Sky Survey completed earlier by the UK Schmidt Telescope at the Anglo-Australian Observatory.
The discovery team, which includes Chris Tinney of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, relies on a standard technique to hunt planets.
But it was precisely these unremarkable Sun-like characteristics that made [Tau.sup.1] a prime target for planet hunters working at the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO).
Paul Butler of the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Epping, Australia, and Geoffrey W.
(Ironically, 1972 was the year Hoyle was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.) Hoyle was also instrumental in getting the 1.2-meter Schmidt and 4-meter reflector built at the Anglo-Australian Observatory. My only criticism of Mitton's book is its total lack of images; they could have showcased Hoyle's many roles.
Paul Butler of the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Epping, Australia, will report both Lick findings in the January 1999 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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