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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 include your proposal number in your email subject header.

Staff List

To contact individuals:

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

Management and Administration
Name Position email phone
Prof Iain Steele Telescope Director I.A.Steele 231 2912
Mr Stuart Bates Engineering Manager S.D.Bates 231 2904
Dr Chris Copperwheat Astronomer-in-Charge C.M.Copperwheat 231 2914
Mrs Caroline Ramsay Administration C.F.Ramsay 231 2938
Dr Robert Smith Project Scientist R.J.Smith  

Operations and Development
Name Position email phone
Mr Neil Clay DevOps Engineer N.R.Clay 231 2928
Dr Helen Jermak Instrument Scientist H.E.Jermak 231 2932
Dr Jon Marchant Operations Scientist
& Astronomy Support
J.Marchant 231 2903
Mr Chris Mottram DevOps Engineer C.Mottram 904 6591

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
Liverpool, L3 5RF
United Kingdom