During this interactive session, Dr Chris Copperwheat will discuss the Liverpool Telescope 2, which is a new, 4-metre, fully robotic optical/infrared telescope based on the Canary Island of La Palma. Chris will connect remotely to the telescope and will go through all the engineering interfaces. Furthermore, he will be taking suggestions for targets and collecting the data in real time.
Dr Chris Copperwheat is the Liverpool Telescope Astronomer in Charge and a Reader in Time Domain Astrophysics at the Astrophysics Research Institute of Liverpool John Moores University. He is responsible for giving a science-led perspective to the day-to-day management operations of the telescope. Chris took on the Astronomer in Charge role in September 2015. He joined the ARI in September 2012 as the Liverpool Telescope 2 (LT2) Project Scientist, and led development of the LT2 science case during the first phase of that project.