Astronomy Australia Limited
Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) is an independent not-for-profit company whose members are all Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomy research capability. AAL's vision is that astronomers in Australia will have access to the best astronomical research infrastructure. The goals of AAL are to engage with Australian astronomers to advance the national infrastructure priorities of the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan, advise the Government on new astronomy infrastructure investments, and manage infrastructure investments as required.
The organization was incorporated in 2007 as recommended by the National Committee for Astronomy of Australia, a committee of the Australian Academy of Science. Astronomy Australia Ltd manages projects funded by its $10 million Education Investment Fund (EIF) grant awarded in May 2009 by DIISRTE. The EIF project period is July 2011 to June 2013.
AAL was involved in a number of projects that are part of the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) for Radio and Optical Astronomy. NCRIS was announced in November 2006, and the programme officially ended in June 2011. Several of the projects funded under AAL's $45 million share of NCRIS continue to be funded by EIF.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors is Prof Brian Schmidt.
Facilities and projects associated with AAL:
- Murchison Widefield Array
- The Antarctic PLATeau Observatories (PLATOs)
- gSTAR and High-Performance Computing access and support
- The Anglo-Australian Telescope HERMES instrument and AAOmega detectors upgrade
- Pierre Auger Observatory cloud monitoring system upgrade
- Support instrumentation for the Antarctica Schmidt telescopes
- The All-Sky Virtual Observatory
In addition, AAL manages funds from the Australian Research Council and Australian Astronomical Observatory for the Gemini and Magellan telescopes, and is in partnership with the Australian National University for building the Giant Magellan Telescope.
The current Members are 
- Australian Astronomical Observatory,
- Australian National University,
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation,
- Curtin University of Technology,
- Macquarie University,
- Monash University,
- Swinburne University of Technology,
- University of Adelaide,
- University of Melbourne,
- University of New South Wales,
- University of Queensland,
- University of Sydney,
- University of Tasmania,
- University of Western Australia,