Three Job Vacancies for New Robotic Telescope
We are seeking personnel to fill the three positions of Mechanical Engineer, DevOps Engineer and Systems Engineer to work on the 4.0m New Robotic Telescope (i.e. "Liverpool Telescope 2").
The first two posts are 2 year fixed-term positions with a salary of £32,548–38,833 per annum, while the Systems Engineer post is for 5 years fixed-term with a salary of £39,993–49,149 per annum. All posts are based in Liverpool, UK, although travel to international partners will be required at times.
The closing date for applications for the Mechanical and DevOps Engineer posts is midnight BST at the end of Friday 20th July, while that for the Systems Engineer post is midnight BST at the end of Tuesday 31 July. [more details]
Spectacular pictures added to LT Picture Gallery
An album of over seventy spectacular pictures made from LT data has just been added to the LT Picture Gallery. The pictures were made by taking archived greyscale IO:O data that had been observed through effectively red, green and blue filters, and combining them in various ways to produce colour images. This skilful post-processing was performed by Swedish amateur astrophotographers Göran Nilsson and Wim van Berlo. [full story]
New Filter for RISE
[UPDATE (26 July): The filter has now been changed] The RISE fast-readout camera is having its "V+R" filter replaced with a 720 nm long-pass filter on 26th July 2017. This is being done to enhance the capabilities of the camera with regard to measurement of exoplanet transits around late-type, red dwarf stars. More details can be found in the "Filter" section of the RISE instrument page.