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Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica

Broadly stated, the objectives of Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica are to coordinate astronomical activities in Antarctica in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes from international investment in Antarctic astronomy, and maximizes the opportunities for productive interaction with other disciplines.

We aim to deliver:

  • Quantitative assessments of the potential of each Antarctic plateau station to contribute to astronomy,
  • Advances in the understanding of Antarctic meteorology, as it applies to astronomical observations,
  • Improved coordination with atmospheric and ionospheric researchers,
  • Papers in peer-reviewed journals,
  • Properly archived data sets of site-testing data.


Working Group A:
 Site testing, validation and data archiving.
Working Group B: Arctic site testing.
Working Group C: Science goals.
Working Group D: Major new facilities.

For further details see the AAA website.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for AAA. 

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
c/o Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road
Cambridge, CB2 1ER, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 336550
info@scar.org