Liverpool Telescope

The Liverpool Telescope is one of the world's largest fully robotic telescopes.  It is a 2-metre optical telescope sited on La Palma, in the Canaries. The telescope is owned and operated by the Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), with financial support from STFC.   The Liverpool Telescope's unique capabilities of flexible scheduling and rapid response enable new fields of research in time domain astrophysics. 

The Liverpool Telescope monitors variable objects on timescales of years to seconds; this enables objects such as comets and near-earth asteroids to be tracked.  It can observe unpredictable phenomena such as gamma ray bursts and supernovae and undertake small-scale surveys and follow-up for other telescopes and space missions such as NASA's Swift mission.

UK Involvement

Liverpool John Moores University

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000