I'm a staff astronomer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) in Edinburgh. Before that I was a suport astronomer for the UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii. My present job is helping to organise a European Network called OPTICON. I also do research on topics that interest me, mostly studying comets and asteroids. Over the years I've also been involved in building and operating astronomical satellites, flight testing fighter aeroplanes, doing chemistry and writing books. If you want to find out more about me and what I do, you can use the links below. I hope you find this material interesting and useful.
Click here for a realplayer movie about telescopes which British astronomers like me use. This movie is from the 'Window on the Universe' CD given away with the Sunday Times in 2001. There is one mistake, if you want to know what it is click here
John Keith Davies
Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ
tel: (44) 0131 668 8348 / fax: (44) 0131 662 1668/
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Last update, August 1997