The UHH Research Park includes the headquarters for the East Asian Observatory, the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, Subaru, Gemini, UKIRT, the Smithsonian Submillimeter Array and the Institute for Astronomy, plus the astronomers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. We are one of the major centres for astronomy in the world and encourage all visitors to the JCMT to take advantage of the proximity of these institutes, and give a seminar while in Hilo. Your talk will be advertised at each of the above institutes.

Most Recent Seminar: May 18th, 2018, 2pm (HST)

The Liverpool Telescope and the New Robotic Telescope

Location: EAO Office, Hilo

Helen Jermak, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

The Liverpool Telescope is a 2-metre, fully robotic and autonomous telescope situated on Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Operating robotically since 2004, it has seen great success in the area of transient and time domain astronomy, along with long term monitoring campaigns. I will present the telescope and its instrumentation suite, which currently consists of 6 instruments co-mounted on the Cassegrain, and one fibre-fed in the observatory. I will showcase some of the science made possible using the Liverpool Telescope and highlight our successful outreach projects with the National Schools’ Observatory.

I will also introduce the New Robotic Telescope, which will be a 4-metre rapid response telescope designed for even faster follow-up of transient objects, co-located on La Palma and used in synergy with a newly refurbished Liverpool Telescope.

Where and How:

EAO seminars are (usually) held in the second floor conference room at the East Asia Observatory, 660 N. A’ohoku Place, Hilo, Hawaii. Please note that access to EAO is possible only through the main entrance (through the side doors facing Subaru).

If you would like to view the seminar via Polycom, please contact the helpdesk well in advance of the talk and we will make sure that it’s switched on!

Our Polycom contact details are available on request.

The EAO phone number is: (808) 961-3756. A full list of past seminar speakers can be found here for 2018, here for 2017, here for 2016 and here for 2015. These pages also contain links to PDF copies of the seminar slides, where available.

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