The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Aeriel photograph of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh

The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre.

The three activities at the ROE are:

The United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) – the UK’s national centre for the design and production of state-of-the-art astronomical technology. The UK ATC is the major establishment of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) – part of the University of Edinburgh. The IfA undertakes astronomical research and teaching.

The ROE Visitor Centre – part of the UK ATC.