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Coming Soon: Our 80cm diameter New Reflector!

UCLO provides the premier teaching facilities in the UK for observational astronomy, and we are committed to continuing to give our students the best possible training so they are well placed to become world-class astronomers and astrophysicists.

The new 80cm diameter telescope.

New Telescope

We have recently completed the Tender bidding process for the New Large Telescope at the UCL Observatory. This completes 13 years of fund-raising efforts to purchase the largest telescope on site and the largest university-based telescope (known to us) in England. The winning bid was from world-class telescope makers ASTELCO. This new 80cm reflector Ritchey-Cretien has been commissioned and will be delivered and installed in the Summer of 2018, and start serving students in the 2018-19 academic year.

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Where will the Allen telescope go?

Allen going...

We are seeking expressions of interest and offers for the Allen telescope which has faithfully and dutyfully served the UCLO students since its installation in 1974. Please see the Allen telescope page for photos and details of the telescope.
Any such expression of interest or closed envelope offers need to be addressed to :
Ms Claire Nalty
Finance Officer
Physics & Astronomy Dept.
with the Header "Allen Telescope Offer".