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Successful ARC LIEF bid plus University contributions awards a total of $880k towards continued construction of AESOP

Simon Driver and Aaron Robotham (WAVES co-PI and WAVES-Wide PS) at the University of Western Australia successfully led a second ARC LIEF bid for continued funding of the Australian–European Southern Observatory Positioner (AESOP). Combined with University contributions of $437.4k, a total of $880k additional funds have been raised this year.

This funding is in addition to the previous ARC LIEF award, University partners contributions and AAO development costs, reaching a total of $1.8Million towards AESOP development.

Further information on the current design and progress of AESOP can be found here.