Upcoming Events

The Jeremiah Horrocks Spring Lecture

Comets, Asteroids and Impacts. Should we worry and what can we do?

Dr Robin Catchopole

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Tuesday 15th May 2018 – 6:30 pm

Darwin Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire

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Lancashire Science Festival – June 2018

More details to follow in the near future


Past Events

IOP lancashire lectures

Wednesday 17th January 2018 (6:30pm-FBLT2)

The European Extremely Large Telescope

Prof Isobel Hook (Lancaster)

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is a future ground-based optical and infrared telescope, which is being designed and built by the European Southern Observatory. With a primary mirror diameter of 39m, it will be the largest optical-infrared telescope in the world when it enters operation in the middle of the next decade. Construction work is underway at the telescope site in Chile. In this talk, I will discuss some highlights from the science case for the ELT, which ranges from studies of exo-planets to the most distant galaxies and cosmology. I will also describe the telescope design and plans for the instrumentation suite. Finally, I will discuss the current status of the project.

Talk begins at 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm. More info here.