UK Astronomical Obervatories in the Best of the Web UK Directory

UK Astronomical Obervatories

A Guide to Edinburgh's Popular Observatory

A history of Edinburgh's Observatory on Calton Hill, built in 1876, until vandalism rendered the site unsuitable for the meetings of the Astronomical Society of Edinburgh; includes sections on its equipment and personalities.

Airdrie Astronomical Association

Curators of Airdrie Public Observatory, as well as offering a programme of meetings and activities to support local astronomers; includes news, calendar, and contacts.

Armagh Observatory

An astronomical research institute founded in 1790; provides a guide to research programmes, seminars, studentships and undergraduate projects, and a history. Also includes information for visitors and details of their public education activities and facilities.

Astrophysics Group, University of Cambridge

Describes the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory and Cavendish Laboratory, with sections for astronomers and for people with a general interest in radio astronomy.

Dundee Satellite Receiving Station

Dundee University's facility maintains an up-to-date archive of images from NOAA, SeaStar, Terra and Aqua polar orbiting satellites; includes information about the project, samples, and the opportunity to download free images or to purchase.

Galloway Astronomy Centre

Offers dark sky holidays for amateur astronomers, and a range of courses; includes information about their accommodation, equipment, events, prices and location, with an archive of observations. Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.

Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

The astronomical research centre of the University of Manchester; operates MERLIN, the UK's national radio astronomy facility, and the iconic Lovell Telescope; describes their research programmes and facilities, with a history and contacts.

Kielder Observatory

Operated by Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society, with two permanently installed telescopes taking advantage of the darkest skies in England; with details of membership and facilities, and their programme of society and public events (including annual star camps).

Mills Observatory

Britain's only full time public observatory, located in Dundee.

Mills Observatory - Dundee

The UK's only full-time public observatory, located in Dundee; includes details of their telescopes and viewing sessions, and their planetarium shows. With opening times, events diary, and seasonal guides to the sky at night.

National Schools' Observatory

Allows schools to make their own observations with the world's largest fully-robotic telescope - the Liverpool Telescope. Explains the free registration process for UK and Irish schools and provides many educational resources.

Norman Lockyer Observatory and James Lockyer Planetarium

A historic working optical observatory and educational centre in Sidmouth, Devon, for astronomy, meteorology, amateur radio and other sciences.

The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Comprises a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a visitor centre. Information about the range of projects and services, their archives and collections, and public observing sessions.

United Kingdom Gemini Office

Information and news about UK participation in the multinational Gemini Observatory project, and support for UK users.

University of London Observatory (ULO)

A hands-on teaching observatory in Mill Hill, North London; includes details of their equipment and facilities, academic teaching and research projects, and public outreach work, with links and contacts.

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