• Twinkle – A Mission to Unravel the Story of Planets in Our Galaxy


    Twinkle is a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets. Twinkle will be able to reveal, for the first time, the chemical composition, weather and history of worlds orbiting distant stars. The Twinkle satellite will be built in the UK and launched into a low-Earth orbit within 3 to 4 years, using a platform designed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and instrumentation led by UCL.

    23 January 2017 – Residential summer school for Year 12 students
    UCL’s Widening Participation Agenda is supporting a residential ORBYTS Summer School for 30 students in Year 12 from 7-11 August 2017. Find out more

    7 January 2017 – Opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate ORBYTS tutors
    Want to help create scientific knowledge and work with a space mission while gaining teaching experience and being paid? We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduate and post-graduate physicists to be assistant tutors or tutors for our ORBYTS programme to characterise exoplanetary atmospheres through spectroscopy. Find out more

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