The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre unmanned fully robotic telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos on the Canary island of La Palma. It is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University, with financial support from STFC.

Latest News from the LT
Liverpool Telescope calls for proposals for 2017B

The Liverpool Telescope Time Allocation Committee has issued the calls for proposals for Semester 2017B (1st Jul 2017 → 28th Feb 2018). [full story]

Liverpool Telescope at the forefront of the search for other Earths

The Liverpool Telescope has helped to find seven Earth-sized worlds. The discovery of a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away was made possible by a team of astronomers from across the world. The research, published in Nature this week, was led by the STAR Institute at the University of Liège, and used the orbiting NASA Spitzer Space Telescope in addition to ground-based facilities including the Liverpool Telescope. [full story]

LT tracks rare microlensed quasar

In a great illustration of the power of LT's long term monitoring capabilities, the Gravitational LENses and DArk MAtter (GLENDAMA) team has been conducting optical monitoring of about ten gravitationally lensed quasars with the LT since 2005. The light curves of double quasar SDSS J1339+1310 have recently been published (Goicoechea and Shalyapin, 2016) and show a time delay of 47 days between the source images, and interestingly also reveal different microlensing along the two light paths. [full story]

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

JMU employee Robert Smith has claimed a prize in the prestigious international photography competition, the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year, with an image obtained from the Liverpool Telescope. [full story]

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