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March 2014

Engineering Team Meeting

March 27, 2014

The team will be sorting out plans for easter / summer.

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Submission on Annual fund Application

March 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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April 2014

Caradon Observatory Open Day

April 21, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caradon Observatory, Caradon Observatory, Cornwall, PL14 5BQ United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of International Dark Sky Week Caradon Observatory are holding a couple of open days on the 21st and 22nd of April from 3pm onwards. If the skies are clear we will view the Sun, Mars and Saturn. The XRT-S team will be joining them for some observing, lectures, and general discussions about plans for the site. Space is limited so please ring us if you are planning on visiting.

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Caradon Observatory Open Day

April 22, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Caradon Observatory, Caradon Observatory, Cornwall, PL14 5BQ United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of International Dark Sky Week Caradon Observatory are holding a couple of open days on the 21st and 22nd of April from 3pm onwards. If the skies are clear we will view the Sun, Mars and Saturn. The XRT-S team will be joining them for some observing, lectures, and general discussions about plans for the site. Space is limited so please ring us if you are planning on visiting.

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Calm centre meeting

April 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The engineering team will be meeting with people from the Calm Centre to discuss the possible designs to be used for 3D printing of a new XRT-S model.

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May 2014

Sign MoU with UKSEDS

May 5, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Memorandum of Understanding is a psudo-legal document outlining the position and responsibilities to two parties working together on a project. In this case XRT-Station and our official parent group UKSEDS. NB: This date is provisional

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Sign MoU with Caradon

May 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Memorandum of Understanding is a psudo-legal document outlining the position and responsibilities to two parties working together on a project. In this case XRT-Station and our host Caradon Observatory. NB: This date is provisional

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Procurement Stage One

May 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Procurement Stage One see the purchasing on smaller, cheaper items that can be stored in team members houses and used for demonstrative purposes at outreach events. Technical components 1 - Filters, Amplifiers, Feed horns. Outreach material - Banners, cookies, etc. 3D printed model

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UofE legal notes meeting

May 14, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Streatham farm + Google Map

We will be meeting with a legal consultant at the University of Exeter to determine their role in the project. An outline a document for both parties to agree on with regards to the association with Caradon Observatory.

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Ground prep and security

May 31, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Caradon to develop their site by flattening ground and installing security.

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June 2014

Procurement Stage Two

June 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Procurement Stage Two sees the purchasing of site based items following clearing of the land to be completed by Caradon. Fencing Security components Structural components

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Engineering survey of Caradon Site

June 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The engineering team will be heading to Caradon Observatory to do a survey of the site where we will build the telescope at the end of the Summer. The team will be looking at the ground structure, hight limits, and surrounding land to determine the steps that will need to be taken during construction. The trip will be lead by head of Engineering Freya Aldred

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