BRI composite of the NGC1333 star forming region in Perseus.

I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!

Throughout November, Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr Kathyrn Harriss faced hundreds of pupils from schools around the… Read more

Seminar by Dr Ahmad Ali

20th Nov: Dr Ahmad Ali is visiting (20-21 Nov.) and will be giving a seminar on his post-doctoral research at Exeter.

BRI composite of the NGC1333 star forming region in Perseus.

Beacon Observatory has record breaking months of observations

During September a total of 115.3 hrs where used for scientific data taking, beating the previous record (set only in August 2018) by 14hrs.

Seminar by Dr Wonju Kim

2nd Oct: Dr Wonju Kim is visiting (27th Sept-5th Oct) and will be giving a seminar on her PhD thesis work.

The Beacon Observatory: Induction of Undergraduates

On Wednesday the 26th of September 37 Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science students at stages 2,… Read more

Congratulations to Dr Sally Makin!!

Sally Makin successfully defended her PhD thesis on the 20th Sept.

Space School

3rd – 5th August: Explore the subject of space science, astronomy and astrophysics, and take part in the projects led by a team of UK scientists.

SPS help local pupils engage with observational astronomy thanks to STFC funded SPARK project

Beacon Observatory opens its doors to local pupils, “sparking” an interest in Astronomy

SEPnet Conference

Two day SEPnet conference organised by Kent PhD Students


The main focus of this meeting was to plan the next steps of the project which are primarily aimed at mapping the large scale structure of the Milky Way and investigating the link between the spiral arms and star formation.

Scientist part of international team behind comet discovery

A University planetary scientist is part of an international team that has established the first direct link between collapsing structures on comets and cometary outbursts.