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Astronomical Instrumentation

Developing cutting edge technology for some of the worlds biggest and most sophisticated observatories in the world.

Astronomical Adaptive Optics

Correcting the blurring effect of the Earth's atmosphere in astronomy.
Green laser guide star above WHT telescope

Astronomical Spectroscopy

Astronomical Spectrographs and Technology Development for Ground-Based Telescopes
Mechanical design schematic of spectrograph

Gamma Ray Instrumentation

Gamma Ray Instrumentation
Cherenkov Telescope Array

Astronomical MKIDs

Kinetic Inductance Detectors
Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) photo

Uncrewed Airborne Instrumentation

Uncrewed Airborne Instrumentation
uncrewed aerial vehicles

Turbulence Monitoring

Measuring the Earth's optical atmospheric turbulence
Photo of Durham SLODAR optical turbulence profiler instrument at the ESO Paranal observatory in Chile.

Scintillation, Photometry and Exoplanets

Understanding and correcting the effects of scintillation on extrasolar planet transits
exoplanet eclipse taken with ultracam on 4.2m WHT telescope


Astrophotonics is a growing field aimed at improving astronomical instrumentation through the use of photonics.
photo of Volume Phase Holographic Grating