The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre unmanned fully robotic telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos on the Canary island of La Palma. It is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University, with financial support from STFC.

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PATT & JMU TAC Semester 2019A Calls for Proposals

The Liverpool Telescope TAC has issued Calls for Proposals from the PATT and JMU TACs for observations beginning in Semester 2019A, which runs from 1st January 2019 to 31 August 2019 inclusive. The deadline for submission of proposals to both PATT and JMU is 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 9th October 2018. There are 275 hours available for PATT, and 243 for JMU. Both TACS are also allowing an extra 90 hours for Priority C (backup) time. [more details]

Liverpool Telescope helps find source of high energy neutrinos

The Liverpool Telescope contributed to the multiwavelength follow-up campaign of the blazar TXS 0506+056, published last month in Science (IceCube Collaboration, Science, 2018, 361, 1378: arXiv:1807.08816). The campaign was prompted by the detection on 22 September 2017 of a neutrino with an energy of ~290 tera electron volts, by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. The observatory consists of thousands of sensors buried in a cubic kilometre of Antarctic ice, designed to detect the Cherenkov radiation from charged particles. [full story]

Exploring new astronomical database technologies — a collaborative workshop between LJMU and Thailand

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) recently hosted a 3-week Newton Fund collaboration workshop with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT). Both LJMU and NARIT own and operate their own 2-m class telescopes, and have developed a common interest in exploiting new technologies for data management and archiving, both for their existing telescopes and the proposed new 4 metre robotic telescope project on which they are collaborating. [full story]

New Robotic Telescope workshop held in Liverpool

On 18-19 January the Astrophysics Research Institute hosted LJMU's partners and prospective partners in the 4.0m New Robotic Telescope (NRT) project for a two-day workshop in Liverpool. LJMU staff were joined by representatives from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, and by videolink the National Astronomical Observatory of China. The workshop focussed on the new science the telescope will enable and the new technologies needed to build the telescope, and discussed the building and formalising of the funding consortium. [full story]

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