Institute for Policy and Engagement

Science Public Lecture: Observing using the Isaac Newton Telescope

Physics Building (lecture theatre B1) University Park Campus, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, University Park
Thursday 15th February 2024 (18:00-19:00)

For any questions about the public science lectures, please contact Hilary Collins or the Institute for Policy and Engagement.

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Observing using the Isaac Newton Telescope. You just press the button, right?

Thursday 15th February, University Campus, University of Nottingham

Dr. Julian Onions, School of Physics and Astronomy

On a research trip to the Isaac Newton telescope, Dr Julian Onions had the chance to carry out some observations using the 2.5 m Isaac Newton telescope.

Should be straightforward, right? Just point and click? Not quite!

So, what does it actually take to set up and use a professional telescope? How do you plan and execute an observing run?

Come along to our February public science lecture to learn the answer to all these questions and more, as Julian shares his experience of using this amazing piece of equipment! 

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