Liverpool John Moores University

Developing the world’s largest robotic telescopes and creating access for the public and school students


Through the development and production of a network of the world’s largest fully robotic telescopes, this leading facility for academic space research is both making a major contribution to the world’s observational facilities at the highest level of sophistication and enhancing public access to and awareness of astronomy. The University’s National Schools Observatory website is opening the field up to schools and enthusing large numbers of young people about the study of science and technology, and increased public engagement in astronomy is promoted through the Spaceport Centre (also contributing to the regeneration of the local area), distance learning courses and amateur access to the telescopes via the internet.