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Astronomers, including Janet Drew from the University of Hertfordshire, will discuss the case for UK involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) on Monday 23 June at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth. The LSST will be sited at Cerro Pachón in the Chilean Andes and will have a primary mirror 8.4 metres in diameter, making it one of the largest single telescopes in the world, as well as the world’s largest digital camera, comprising 3.2 billion pixels. It will achieve first light in 2020 and its main sky survey will begin in 2022.
23 June 2014
The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings.
1 May 2014
- Nearly six in ten (59%) people in Britain are sleep deprived
- 78% of people are exposed to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed
- Only 10% of people strongly agree that they have pleasant dreams
4 April 2014
Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers from the UK and Chile. The study identifies that virtually all red dwarfs, which make up at least three quarters of the stars in the Universe, have planets orbiting them.
4 March 2014
The University of Hertfordshire is in the top 100 most international universities in the world, according to the UK’s leading higher education magazine. Times Higher Education ranked the University 52nd in the new league table.
4 February 2014