Astrophysics Research Institute - Liverpool|
Astrophysics Research Institute - Liverpool John Moores University (UK)
The International Schools' Observatory (ISO) is a web-based observatory that provides schools around the world with access to professional observations from a unique robotic telescope. Provided by Liverpool John Moores University, the ISO allows students or schoolchildren from different countries to work together on science projects, make new friends and experience the excitement of science observation and discovery in exactly the same way as professional astronomers. With its 2 metre diameter mirror, the Liverpool Telescope is the worlds' largest fully robotic telescope. Owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University, and sited on the world-class observatory on La Palma in the Canary Islands, it is designed to explore the way in which objects in the universe change. It can regularly monitor stars and galaxies for many astronomers every night, and can also react automatically to sudden, explosive events such as supernovae or Gamma-Ray Bursts. Making full use of internet technology and advances in robotics, the telescope has also been made available to schools in the UK through the National Schools' Observatory.