Liverpool Telescope

Hunt the Asteroids

How do we find asteroids?

An image of a pair of binoculars on the Earth looking out to space showing small asteroids scattered through it.

Investigate: Measure the Size of a Galaxy

Have you ever wondered how big a galaxy is? They contain millions to billions of stars but what does that really mean for size?

Reading about sizes in a book is one thing, but what if you could make an observation of a galaxy and then measure its size?

Picture of a galaxy with a ruler next to it and question marks

Telescopes Quiz

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Telescopes are used to magnify distant objects. They are a vital tool for astronomy. Over the last few hundred years, scientists and engineers have built bigger and better telescopes, revealing the mysteries of the Universe. But how much do you know about telescopes on Earth and beyond?



One of the SkyCams
Credit: LT

The Liverpool Telescope has a number of sky cameras (or SkyCams) that can take wide field photos whilst the telescope is observing. The current SkyCam system has 3 cameras:


An image of a globular cluster of stars taken by the telescope
A star cluster image taken by the telescope
and analysed by our software

Did you know that scientists use special computer programs to explore space? These programs help them control telescopes, take pictures, and plan their observations.

Design of the Liverpool Telescope