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Users and prospective users of the LT are encouraged to contact LT staff using either of the following two emails. Users should receive a reply within 1-2 working days. If this is not the case from either email address, please feel free to try emailing individual staff directly.

Phase 1 Support:
Proposal Application Queries

For questions about applying for time on the LT or to ask about time allocation policies, please contact Phase 1 support in the first instance, at:

Tel: +44 (0)151 231 2914

Support Astronomer:
Phase 2 Support & General Queries

For detailed questions on preparing LT observations using the Phase 2 GUI, data retrieval and telescope use, and for any other general questions, please contact the LT support astronomer during normal (UK time) office hours at:

Tel: +44 (0)151 231 2903

Whenever possible, please include your proposal number in your email subject header.

Staff List

To contact individuals:

phone: +44-(0)151-<phone>
email: <email>@ljmu.ac.uk

Name Position email phone
Dr Doug Arnold NRT DevOps Engineer D.M.Arnold 231 2932
Mr Stuart Bates Engineering Manager S.D.Bates 231 2904
Mr David Copley NRT Systems Engineer D.Copley  
Dr Chris Copperwheat Astronomer-in-Charge C.M.Copperwheat 231 2914
Dr Éamonn Harvey NRT Instrument Scientist E.J.Harvey 231 2914
Dr Helen Jermak NRT Project Scientist H.E.Jermak 904 6591
Dr Jon Marchant LT Operations Scientist J.Marchant 231 2903
Mr Adrian McGrath NRT Project Manager A.M.McGrath 231 2928
Mr Chris Mottram DevOps Engineer C.Mottram 904 6591
Dr Andrzej Piascik Instrument Developer A.S.Piascik 231 2932
Mrs Caroline Ramsay Administration C.F.Ramsay 231 2938
Mr Ali Ranjbar NRT Mechanical Design Engineer A. Ranjbar  
Dr Robert Smith LT Project Scientist R.J.Smith  
Prof Iain Steele Telescope Director I.A.Steele 231 2912

On-site engineering and maintenance support provided by Dirk Raback (MKT Engineering)

Postal Address

Please address any mail to:

LT Support
Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Science Park - IC2 Building
146 Brownlow Hill
L3 5RF
United Kingdom