SuperWASP at Sutherland
During a visit to Sutherland late January 2006, we stopped over at SuperWASP-South, recently built on the SAAO's observing koppie outside Sutherland. Billed as "the UK's leading extra-solar planet detection program", it involves astronomers and students from (amongst others) Keele University in Staffordshire (UK).
We met Dr Pierre Maxted, a lecturer in astrophysics at Keele, and David Wilson, PhD student, who kindly took us on a tour of the facility and posed patiently for pics, which you can ogle below. Yes, I couldn't resist the ogle pun. I'm sorry.
The SuperWASP page at Keele University has links to live webcam views.
Update: 2007 May 14
After the hectic ScopeX 2007 event, Chris Stewart, Lerika Cross, Francois Nortje & Richard Berry visited SuperWASP at Sutherland. The photos below are © 2007 Chris Stewart.
nothing more to see. please move along.