The Asteroid cluster is operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and
provides Linux-based computing facilities to the Department's undergraduate
students. Access priority is given to MSci students working on final-year projects.
The cluster terminals are located in room A19 in the Physics Building. The principal source
of information is the
All account requests need to be made by students' supervisors or course leaders
by sending an email to the
Please note that such requests cannot be made by students themselves, you do have
to contact your supervisor or course leader and ask her/him to make a request for
Account requests need to state the student's and the supervisor's / course leader's
UCL account name.
They might take up to two weeks to be set up and are not available for research
students, staff or students from other departments other than under exceptional
The use of the Asteroid cluster is governed by the
ISD Computing Regulations. Please note that account
misuse may lead to withdrawal of access.
Please report any problems or issues to your supervisor or course leader.
Only s/he is authorized to request administrative support by e-mailing
An exception from this rule are broken equipment and hardware failures, which
may be reported by students directly by sending an e-mail to the above address.
UCL Observatory - 553 Watford Way - Mill Hill - London - NW7 2QS
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT