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  1. AAL & SKA pre-construction funding Mark McAuley CEO, Astronomy Australia Ltd. 4th October 2011

  2. What is Astronomy Australia Ltd? • Public company: 15 members • Board: Independent & skills based • Yearly operating budget ~$0.5M • Staff: 2.3 FTE www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  3. AAL Vision and Mission Vision: Astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure. Mission: AAL will achieve its vision by: 1. Engaging with Australian astronomers to advance the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomy decadal plan. 2. Advising the Australian Government on future investments in national astronomical research infrastructure. 3.Managing investments in national astronomical research infrastructure as required. www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  4. AAL Vision and Mission Vision: Astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure. Mission: AAL will achieve its vision by: 1. Engaging with Australian astronomers to advance the national research infrastructure priorities of the Australian astronomy decadal plan. 2. Advising the Australian Government on future investments in national astronomical research infrastructure. 3.Managing investments in national astronomical research infrastructure as required. www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  5. AAL Managed Grants Past 4 years – who received the money? National Observatories 50.4% $27.3M Overseas Observatories 35.8% $19.4M Australian Universities 11.4% $6.2M AAL 2.4% $1.3M Total $54.2M Next 2 years – who will receive the money? Overseas Observatories 39.8% $7.1M Australian Universities 28.8% $5.1M National Observatories 22.7% $4.1M TBD (data management) 5.5% $1.0M AAL 3.2% $0.6M Total $17.9M www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  6. AAL & SKA pre-construction funds AAL Q1. Which work packages should be chosen to be advanced by the Australian SKA pre-construction funds? www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  7. AAL & SKA pre-construction funds AAL Q1. Which work packages should be chosen to be advanced by the Australian SKA pre-construction funds? AAL Q2. How should the funds for those work packages be administered? $ DIISR AAL $ $ $ $ ? ? ? ? www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  8. AAL & SKA pre-construction funds AAL Q1. Which work packages should be chosen to be advanced by the Australian SKA pre-construction funds? AAL Q2. How should the funds for those work packages be administered? SPO $ DIISR AAL $ $ $ $ ? ? ? ? www.astronomyaustralia.org.au

  9. Thank You Mark McAuleyChief Executive Officer Astronomy Australia Ltd. PO Box 2100 Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 www.astronomyaustralia.org.au P +61 3 9214 8036 F +61 3 9214 4396 E mark.mcauley@astronomyaustralia.org.au