Designated Observatories

The Astronomical Society of Australia has been asked by Standards Australia to compile a list of “designated” optical observatories, and invites nominations of permanent observatories that are judged to be valuable resources for (i) research, (ii) education, and (iii) community use. The final arbiter of whether any particular observatory is so designated will be the ASA.

The current list – which includes major facilities, university and publicly funded facilities, and amateur societies and private observatories – can be found here:

See also our other lists of Australian observatories in the Professional Astronomy section of this website.