Work Experience at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ROE)

The UK Astronomy Technology Centre is sited at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, along with part of the Edinburgh University Institute for Astronomy, and the Royal Observatory Visitor Centre. The UK ATC is the national centre for astronomical technology. Our specialist engineers design and build instruments for many of the world's major telescopes. We also project-manage UK and international collaborations. Our project scientists carry out observational and theoretical research into fundamental questions such as the origins of planets and of galaxies.

The UK ATC is a major establishment of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Inspiring young people and the wider public is one of the STFC's main objectives. This is achieved through a focused programme of public engagement, promoting careers in science, engineering and technology to maintain the quality of the UK programme. In line with this commitment UK ATC offer a limited number of work experience placements over the course of a year.

Please note that the UK ATC cannot help with travel or accommodation expenses

Our site is closed and will not be fully functional for many months but It is unlikely the UK ATC will run the Work Experience programme this year.

If you would like us to email you once the programme is up and running, please email ukatcworkexp@stfc.ac.uk stating you agree for UK ATC to keep your details.