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The future of astronomy in Australia

Nature Astronomyvolume 1pages592595 (2017) | Download Citation

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Australian astronomy has a bright future, thanks largely to recent government investments in major new telescopes, instruments and research centres. There are some short-term challenges as Australia’s focus continues to shift from the current (mainly) national facilities for radio and optical astronomy to new multinational and global facilities.

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  1. School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

    • Elaine M. Sadler

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Correspondence to Elaine M. Sadler.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0221-2