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Submitting content to the AAO Newsletter

The AAO Observer, the Observatory’s biannual newsletter, is always seeking submissions of scientific work and other items of interest to the Observatory’s community. Anyone within the community is encouraged to submit content via the process outlined below. Following these instructions will ensure a painless process for all involved, and avoid delays or even postponement to a future edition.

To meet a publication schedule of February and August each year, submissions are generally due mid-January or mid-July at the latest. However, submissions are accepted at any time.

Next Submission Deadline

Friday, 14 June 2013 for content to appear in the August edition

Acceptable Formats of Submission



Jane Scientist (AAO, Super Cool University) and Random Student (Super Cool University)

Our science…

…as you can see in Figure 2, my results are awesome. In fact, they are better than anyone else’s results!

[Figure 2 XXX]

Now, in Figure 3, I show how other’s results are wrong…

…in the amazing article by Doe on page [XXX article by John Doe]

Figures, Photos, Captions

Figures must be of publication quality. If you’re unsure, print out your figure on an A4 sheet and see if it looks high quality! Often the most time consuming part of the process is tracking down publication quality copies of images and figures for the designer.

Submitting your article

Once your article is complete and ready to go, please zip or tar all the files together and email them to the AAO Observer Editor. If the file is too large, contact the editor to make alternate arrangements.

AAO Observer Editor:
Andy Green

Review the following submission checklist to ensure your article is ready to go:

Process Post Submission

After your article has been submitted, it will be reviewed and edited. It is then submitted to the design team for layout. Once this layout is complete, a proof will be sent to you for your review (generally 3–4 weeks after the submission deadline). Please mark any changes on the PDF and return it right away. In exceptional situations, more than one proof may be necessary.

Andy Green (agreen@aao.gov.au)