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The OpenScience Observatories

ART Observatory At Night

The Open University operates a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. Our facilities comprise the COmpletely Autonomous Service Telescope (COAST), The Physics Innovations Robotic Telescope Explorer (PIRATE) and an associated weather station.

For more details about Open University courses in Astronomy and Planetary Science see here.

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Progress Update

We report on what has been happening with our new observatories. And we are looking for volunteers to help test what they can do.

Progress Update

This month has seen a serving trip to Tenerife, with some good news and some bad news.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to The website and the telescope have now completed the transfer to the Open University.


Featured image:

NGC 4565, avg. rating 8.4


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System status: Telescope online
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