Visits to a Professional Astronomical Observatory – 2018/2019
This year’s trip to professional observatories took place during 18-23 June 2019. In total, 3 Lancaster University students took part in this experience, all finishing their 2nd year, George, Matt and Ryan.In addition to observing at the Isaac Newton Telescope and seeing all practical aspects of the full observing experience, the students also had specific tours to the largest telescope in the world (10.4m), the GTC, and they visited the vast majority of other telescopes. As part of sharing the experience, students recorded short videos next to each telescope and other students were involved in the planning. See their observing blog posts here.
The 3 students standing in front of the largest telescope in the World, GTC. From left to right: George Greenyer, Ryan Cooper, Matt Fahey.