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New facilities being tested

The new facility, COAST, is finally connected to! We are in a phase of beta testing with a group of experienced users. If you are a previous user and would like to get involved in the test phase please drop us an email. We are not currently accepting any new sign-ups, but we are working towards opening for a period of free use in the near future.

Our facilities in Tenerife

ART Observatory At Night

The Open University operates a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. Our facilities comprise the COmpletely Autonomous Service Telescope (COAST), The Physics Innovations Robotic Telescope Explorer (PIRATE) and an associated weather station.

For more details about Open University courses in Astronomy and Planetary Science see here.

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Progress Update 4

We report on what has been happening with our new observatories. And we are looking for volunteers to help test what they can do.

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Progress Update 3

This month has seen a serving trip to Tenerife, with some good news and some bad news. Find out what happened.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to The website and the telescope have now completed the transfer to the Open University.

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NGC 253, avg. rating 8.8


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