Lockyer Technology Centre

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.
LTC SHACK panoramic

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.