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UCLO News Archive 2007/8

Lunar Eclipse, 2007 March 3

Great views of the total lunar eclipse were obtained from Mill Hill. Read more...

Comet McNaught, 2007 Jan 10

Great views of the total lunar eclipse were obtained from Mill Hill. Read more...

Comet Holmes, 2007 Oct 28

Comet Holmes showed a unique outburst from 17m to easy naked-eye visibility. Read more...

2008 Building work completed

The Fry floor, kitchen, sitting area, Control Room and the Toilets have all been successfully refurbished and provide much improved and more spacious facilities for students and staff. Read more...

2007 Building work completed

Kitchen, sitting area, Control Room and the Toilets have all been successfully refurbished and provide much improved and more spacious facilities for students and staff. Read more...

2007 Building work underway

Kitchen, sitting area, Control Room and the Toilets have all been successfully refurbished and provide much improved and more spacious facilities for students and staff. Read more...

NAGTY 2007

The NAGTY (National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth) Astrophysics Summer School 2007 included a tour of UCLO followed by a day of activities. Read more...

London Open House

"Extremely interesting." "Fascinating visit--many thanks." "Mill Hill takes on new focus." "Love the telescopes! Beautiful building!" "Clear explanations."

These were a few of the many comments from our Open House visitors. We were open five-hours on Sunday only, and we had 260 visitors of all ages. The weather was warm and sunny, and we set up a special telescope for solar viewing on the front lawn. Visitors toured the telescope buildings in guided groups and saw the Allen, Fry, Celestron and Radcliffe telescopes.

We thank all the visitors for their enthusiasm and cooperation, and express our gratitude to our UCL student and staff guides who helped by explaining the observatory's history and the ways we use the different telescopes.

London Open House Announcement

Sunday 21 September 2008 11.00am to 4.00pm

The Observatory will be open for one day during London Open House weekend. Guided tours will be conducted with last entry at 4.00pm. The Observatory is a popular venue, so those planning a visit are advised to arrive as early as possible. All visitors must be part of a guided tour which will take approximately 30-40 minutes. The event is on the basis of first come, first served. No advance bookings will be possible.

More information is available on the UCLO page on the London Open House web site..

Extrasolar Planet Observing Programme

Twenty-five UCL undergraduate students gathered at UCLO for the first ExoCafe meeting on 5th June 2008, to discuss setting up an observing programme to monitor transiting extrasolar planets.

The ExoCafe Wiki has been set up to organise the project work, and several students have trained to observe with the C14 telescope and are standing by to make observations over the summer. Read more at the Project Page....

Lunar Eclipse on 3 March 2007

Excellent observing conditions made the lunar eclipse a memorable event. More...

Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

On 10 Jan 2007 a very clear evening made it possible to observe comet McNaught. See some of the images taken and read more...

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