These pages provide a general introduction to the 3.8m United Kingdom
Infrared Telescope (UKIRT), the staff and some of their research activities
at UKIRT. They also include recent press-releases and news items.
- THE TELESCOPE:
UKIRT is the largest telescope in the world used solely for
observations at infrared wavelengths.
- THE TELESCOPE
PHOTO GALLERY: Photographs of the telescope and spectacular panorama atop
Mauna Kea, taken by JAC staff and friends/visitors.
- SUMMIT MOVIE:
An MPEG movie showing the passage of a day at the summit, compiled from WebCam
images. The view is to the south of UKIRT, towards Mauna Loa. Look out
for the arrival of the observers just before sunset!
- IMAGE GALLERY:
A collection of spectacular infrared images of astronomical objects, taken
by UKIRT staff and visiting observers.
- CURRENT RESEARCH:
Research being done at UKIRT includes topics such as the planets, moons,
asteroids and comets within our solar system, star formation and stellar
evolution within our galaxy; insterstellar gas in our galaxy and others,
the properties of normal and active galaxies, and the early evolution and
ultimate fate of the universe. The interests of individual staff members
can be found by viewing our research
ARRIVES IN HAWAII: . If you've ever wondered how we transport delicate
scientific instruments to the summit of Mauna Kea, then check out this
Photo Gallery, which shows the arrival of the UKIRT Imager Spectrometer
(UIST) at UKIRT in September 2002. See also some of the Data taken during
commissioning of the instrument on the telescope (when the instrument
was first tested at UKIRT, in November 2002).
- Press Releases from
both UKIRT and the JCMT
- Pictures of the visit of HRH
Prince Andrew to the JAC and UKIRT, July 1999.
- A collection of COMET
HALE-BOPP photographs taken April 1997.
N.B. To obtain a printable version of any UKIRT web page
scroll to the bottom the page and click on "click here for printable version":
this link is located at the bottom of the purple side-bar.
Last Modification Date: 28-Mar-2003, Last Modification Author: Andy Adamson.