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A new telescope on campus will help us to provide a better experience for our students and enable schools and the wider community to get hands on with physics, inspiring the next generation.
University of Exeter alumni and those living in and around the city will recognise the physics tower on Streatham Campus as the highest point in Exeter. Many will know that the roof of this building is also home to a crucial piece of equipment; the astrophysics telescope.
As the University’s only teaching telescope it is used by over 120 undergraduate students each year. This invaluable sky-time gives our students the unique opportunity to develop skills in programming the equipment and analysing the data gathered.
The existing telescope is currently being used to its maximum capacity, meaning students often don’t have the access they need.
To keep up with the increasing demand, we now need to provide more onsite facilities by acquiring a second telescope to double the on-sky time available to students. We also want to open up our facilities to aspiring students and our local community, inspiring the next generation of scientists.
A donation today will help us to purchase a state-of-the-art telescope, providing crucial on-sky hours for current students and increased support for the University’s outreach activity with schools and future students.
We welcome donations of any size; together they will be transformative. Please give today.
Spread your donation to this project over the coming months by setting up a regular gift in support of our new telescope. To set up a direct debit please click here.