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UK students use STFC's world class space facilities to design their own volcano monitoring satellite
23 June 2017
UK students use STFC's world class space facilities

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol (UoB) are designing a volcano monitoring satellite thanks to the support of STFC's RAL Space team.

UK's world leading laser facility celebrates 40 outstanding years
20 June 2017
UK's world leading laser facility celebrates 40 outstanding years

STFC's Central Laser Facility is celebrating forty years of spectacular science and achievement as one of the world's most advanced laser research, development, exploitation and training facilities.

First stone laid as construction work begins
26 May 2017
First stone laid as construction work begins

A ceremony marking the laying of the first stone of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has taken place at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile, close to the site of the future giant telescope. This milestone marks the beginning of the construction of the dome and main telescope structure of the world's biggest optical telescope, and ushers in a new era in astronomy.

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