Schematic illustration of SALT

4) Here is how SALT (the giant eye) might look by the year 2004. UCLAN and other UKSC astronomers (including research staff and postgraduate students) will be entitled to guaranteed time on this telescope until at least 2015. The main mirror for SALT will have 91 segments, it will be 10 times as broad and 100 times as powerful as the 1 metre telescope at Alston Observatory, just outside preston.