Posts Tagged: site


XRT-C Site Visit: 18th November 2018


24 November 2018

The project has been plagued by a number of electrical issues of late. The main problem is that the elevation axis of the motor drive that positions the dish has been unable point. We’d initially put this down to improper torque being applied to the counterweight. However, the curious part about this is that the…READ MORE

Site Found – Caradon Observatory


31 March 2014

On Weds 26th March, the Logistics team and a team leader from each of the other groups journeyed down to visit Caradon Observatory, near Liskeard in Cornwall. Even though the site is not too far from towns and street lights, it boasts some of the darkest skies in England, and as a bonus for Radio…READ MORE

Visit Caradon Observatory


26 March 2014

On Wednesday some of our team members will be traveling to Caradon Observatory in Cornwall to discuss the potential use of their site for our telescope. It is a fantastic opportunity and the team are looking forward to meeting and talking with Ken and Murial who run the site together. http://www.caradonobservatory.co.uk/index.php?page=home

Struggling To Find A Home


19 March 2014

Our biggest problem so far has been finding a site for our telescope to permanently reside. Our original site fell through due to previously existing planning issues, and it was back to the drawing board. At meetings, while the other teams report good progress and exciting things on the horizon, all we have to report…READ MORE