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New research using JWST and ALMA shows massive stars shape entire planetary systems
Astronomers discover radiation plays more important role in solar system formation than previously thought.
Astronomers find first strong evidence of neutron star at centre of Supernova 1987A
After over 35 years of study JWST data provides new information on what’s at the heart of SN 1987A.
Scottish Affairs Committee visits UK ATC and Higgs Centre
MPs visited Edinburgh as part of the inquiry into Science and Scotland.
Blog - LEGO and astronomy
Systems Engineers Martin Black explains why LEGO is a useful tool to help engineers, designers and public engagement.
ESA gives go-ahead for flagship gravitational-wave observatory in space
LISA mission advances to the construction phase.
Spectacular MIRI image of nebula N79
Star-forming region of Large Magellanic Cloud captured by JWST.
Former UK ATC Director Ian Robson receives prestigious Service Award from the Royal Astronomical Society
Each year, the RAS recognises significant achievements in the fields of astronomy and geophysics.
Blog - SKAO Programme Increment (PI) Planning Week
Software Engineer Thaddeus Kenny was recently in Rome to collaborate with software teams from around the world working on the SKAO.
Royal Astronomical Society acknowledges MIRI Team's contribution to James Webb Space Telescope
Team received Group Achievement Award in honour of their work on JWST
Celebrating two years since JWST launched
We relive the successful launch of this amazing space mission on Christmas Day 2021.
AtLAST and first instances of SKAO Sensitivity Calculators released
UK ATC develops new software tools for astronomers.
MIRI reveals that planets may form in harsher conditions than previously thought
New insights into rocky-planet-forming regions of disks in the Lobster Nebula.
Former directors discuss their time at UK ATC
As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we caught up with previous UK ATC Directors to find out more about the history of the organisation.
Accretion disc detected in another galaxy for the first time
Using ALMA scientists have observed an accretion disc in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
UK Astronomy Technology Centre celebrates 25 years of innovation
UK ATC celebrates 25th anniversary
UK ATC apprentice wins Impact Award
Eilidh Fraser celebrated her win at the Daresbury Laboratory and UK ATC Apprenticeship Awards.
JWST detects water vapour, sulfur dioxide and sand clouds on nearby exoplanet
MIRI offers insights into atmosphere of WASP-107b.
MOONS reaches major milestone
After almost 1000 Fibre Positioning Units have been secured in place the Fibre Positioning Module has been successfully connected to the Rotating Front End.
JWST provides insights into origins of the Crab Nebula
New MIRI and NIRCam image of this supernova remnant.
JWST detects quartz crystals in clouds of WASP-17 b
Silica partciles detected on an exoplanet for the first time using MIRI.
New MIRI image of NCG 346
Filaments of dust and gas revealed in this new infrared image from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Nature features study on Herbig-Haro 211
October issue of Nature features a spectacular image from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Another successful Doors Open Days at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh
This year’s event was another big success with almost 2,500 visitors over the weekend.
New MIRI image of M51
Stunning JWST image of spiral galaxy M51 released by NASA, ESA and CSA
Launch of space mission to map the evolution of the Universe
The Euclid Space Telescope has successfully launched on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Higgs Centre for Innovation marks £10 million in investment
Tech start-ups at the business incubation centre have secured over £10 million in investment, and created 100 jobs since it opened in 2018.
UK ATC's Gillian Wright awarded Caroline Herschel Medal
UK ATC Director is first UK recipient of this pretigious award.
Webb reveals new details on how stars formed in the early Universe
Studies on the Small Magellanic Cloud have revealed new insights into star and planet formation.
Blog - ERIS installed at the Very Large Telescope in Chile
Instrument Scientist William Taylor travelled to the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert, to ensure the instrument was operating as anticipated.
James Webb Space Telescope reveals cosmic ‘fingerprint’ in space
A new image shows at least 17 dust rings created by a rare type of star and its companion, locked in a celestial dance.