The Extremely Large Telescope

UK involvement in the ELT

Public Engagement Case Studies

The UK ELT Programme Office has worked on raising public awareness about the future largest ground-based optical telescope. A few examples of past public engagement work can be found here:

‘Get the Hex’ Dance

A dance film in which students at The Royal High School Edinburgh dance with silvery hexagonal umbrellas to portray the giant ELT mirror, galaxies and exoplanets.

Get the Hex Case Study

Robotics in Astronomy

A project highlighting some of the engineering challenges of the ELT, funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant.

Robotics in Astronomy Case Study

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Our stand 'Designing a Giant Eye on the Sky' was one of 26 exhibits at the 350th anniversary Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, from the 25th June to the 4th of July 2010. Over 1900 school students and 240 teachers visited the exhibition.

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Case Study