Night sky

Lunar Month


Weather Station
The LT Weather Station
Credit: LT

It is important to keep an eye on the weather when observing, so the Liverpool Telescope has its own Weather Station. The station tells the robotic telescope when it is ok to observe, and when it should close to prevent damage to its electronic and optical systems.

Light Pollution

Light Pollution near Wickham, Essex
Credit: Need-Less

Light pollution, or sky-glow, is caused by street lighting in urban areas escaping upwards into the night sky and creating a hazy orange glow that can obscure our view of the stars.