The Technology Centre is the hub for a network of Meteor Detection Stations, both within the UK and Europe, utilising back-scattered radio signals emitted by the G.R.A.V.E.S. Satellite Radar Station in Dijon, France.
The Observatory’s Radio Astronomy Group is located in the Lockyer Technology Centre where data is collected 24/7. Activities include:
Meteor (“Shooting Star”) Detection
Solar Flare and CME Detection
Ionospheric & Tropospheric Observation
Natural Radio Signals from the Sun & Jupiter CubeSat and Weather Satellite Groundstation
The Centre is open to visitors on Observatory Open Days and private group parties.