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Quiet zone will help bid for international astronomy leadership

A plan has been formulated to put Australia at the head of international astronomy over the next five years, thanks to a review of a science academy astronomy framework.

The mid-term review of the Australian Astronomy Decadal Plan 2006-2015, compiled by the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Astronomy, calls for a radio-quiet zone to be maintained in Western Australia and the creation of a central international astronomical data bank linking high-performance resources from astronomy facilities around the world.

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