Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture: The Extremely Large Telescope: The Biggest Eye on the SkyJeremiah Horrocks

Speaker: Ruben Sanchez-Janssen, UK Astronomy Technology Centre The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is the world’s most ambitious ground-based optical-infrared astronomical facility. When it achieves first light in 2028 the sensitivity and spatial resolution provided by its 39m diameter primary mirror will dwarf those of existing facilities. In this talk I Read More …

Did young planets just get smartie-er?

New research finds that young planets are flattened structures like smarties rather than spherical. Astrophysicists from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have found that planets have flattened shapes like smarties just after they form rather than being spherical as previously thought. The research shows that protoplanets, which are very Read More …

Dyslexia no barrier for PhD star

Steven Gough-Kelly has graduated with a doctorate in astrophysics A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate who was diagnosed with dyslexia during his studies has completed his doctorate in astrophysics. Steven Gough-Kelly’s PhD was the culmination of eight years of studying for three qualifications at UCLan. The 27-year-old, who has Read More …