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University of London Observatory

Location: South Cloisters


See also: http://www.ulo.ucl.ac.uk

and: http://www.phys.ucl.ac.uk/part-time/PTAstro/

Located in Mill Hill, north London, the observatory is a unique facility within the UK university environment. This exhibit shows the work done at the observatory as a training and research facility within the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. In addition, the observatory has a well established public and school outreach programme. There is information about the UCL Certificate in Astronomy, a two-year evening course for members of the general public. Some portable telescopes will be available outside for direct observing during the day, weather permitting.

Contact: Prof Ian Howarth

Observatory (1)

Calibrating session of the Radcliffe double refracting telescope, one of
the largest in the UK.

Observatory (2)

A young pupil observes sun spots and takes notes during a school visit to
the observatory.