Trent Astronomical Observatory

The Observatory built in 2006 and based at Clifton Campus of NTU is a recognised observatory by the International Astronomical Union (Observatory Code: J06). The dome houses several high-tech telescopes that have been specifically designed to perform different roles in enabling aspiring astronomers of all ages to monitor and observe events in outer space. They include a unique 20 inch modified Newtonian and a 14 inch Meade LX200 telescope.

These facilities are being used by NTU students from many different departments. They offer the venue for monthly 'open dome' events at the campus. The observatory is also used for outreach activities involving schools and the local community as well as the NTU Work Inspiration Scheme. It has also become a learning destination for the Children's University.

The work carried out here was highly commended for the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2012, is supporting Dark Sky agenda across the UK as well as outdoor learning involving astronomy.