Major Completed Projects

SAMI
The Sydney-AAO Multi-Object Integral-Field Spectrograph (SAMI) Galaxy Survey began in March 2013 and observed 3,000 galaxies across a large range of environments. SAMI uses…
NIFS (Gemini-N)
The Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph was commissioned in 2005/2006. NIFS was designed to go behind Altair, the AO system for Gemini North. One of…
GNOSIS
GNOSIS is an OH suppression unit that was designed to retrofit the IRIS2 spectrographs. The OH suppression is achieved using fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs),…
FMOS/Echnidna
Echidna is a fibre positioning robot installed on the Subaru telescope that feeds dual near-infrared spectrographs. The overall system includes a corrector and imager…
PRAXIS
The primary aim of PRAXIS is to determine the full astronomical potential of the technique of using fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs) for atmospheric OH…
FLAMES/OzPoz
OzPoz is the multi-fiber positioner feeding the spectrographs GIRAFFE and UVES from a Nasmyth focus of on of the VLT Unit Telescopes. Together with …
SkyMapper
SkyMapper is a purpose-built, optical survey telescope with a 1.35m mirror and a 268 Megapixel wide-field camera. It is located at Siding Spring Observatory…
2dF
2dF is a pick-and-place style fibre positioning system mounted at the AAT prime focus. It is designed to allow the acquisition of up to…
GSAOI (Gemini-S)
The Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager features 4 Hawaii-2RG arrays, totalling over 4000×4000 pixels to cover the giant corrected field of view from GeMS…
ULTIMATE-Subaru Conceptual Design
We are responsible for a number of work packages in the ambitious Subaru GLAO project (ULTIMATE), including Adaptive Optics Simulation, System Engineering, Laser Guide…
NGS2
NGS2 is the Next Generation Natural Guide Star Wavefront Sensor for the Gemini GeMS system. It uses a fast Electron-Multiplied CCD as the focal…
PAVO
The PAVO beam combiner has been operational at the CHARA array from 2008. The PAVO instrument is a 3-beam pupil-plane Fizeau beam combiner optimised…
HERMES
HERMES is a multi-object spectrograph commissioned at the AAT in 2014 that covers four optical bands simultaneously at a spectral resolution of ~28,000.  The…
AAOmega
AAOmega, commissioned in 2006 and upgraded in 2014, is a general-purpose facility providing multi-object and integral field spectroscopy at the AAT. This dual beam…