Acamar (θ Eridani) is a bright naked-eye star visible from both Australia and China. On the 25th August 2012, at the IAU General Assembly in Beijing, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Division of Basic Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences regarding Antarctic Astronomy.
In February 2013 AAL hosted a delegation of senior Chinese astronomers representing the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During that visit the Department of Industry signed a MoU with the Chinese Academy of Sciences covering a broad range of astronomical collaboration. ACAMAR was officially launched in Beijing on Saturday 12th September 2015 as the mechanism to oversee that collaboration. AAL provides the secretariat for ACAMAR.
ACAMAR aims to: