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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.

AAA booth at IAU 2018 webWe 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.