The Crawford Building at The UK ATC

UK Astronomy Technology Centre

About Us

The UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh is the national centre for astronomical technology. We design and build instruments for many of the world's major telescopes, and our scientists carry out observational and theoretical research into fundamental questions such as star formation and the evolution of galaxies.

More comprehensive pages on the UK ATC are available on the STFC Website

2021 PhD projects

Our scientists and staff have several PhD projects available via the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Astronomy (IfA) for admission in September 2021. Full details of the process are outlined at the IfA's studentships page. Further details: UK ATC PhD projects available for 2021


UK Astronomy Technology Centre
Royal Observatory
Blackford Hill

0131 668 8100

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