UK Near-Earth Object Information Centre
In 2002 the UK set up a national centre to provide unbiased and impartial information on Near-Earth Objects, comets and asteroids that may one day hit the Earth. The physical exhibition is based at the National Space Centre in Leicester, with satellite installations being built at the W5 Centre in Belfast and the Royal Observatory Visitors Centre, Edinburgh. Queen’s academics form part of the central team providing advice and guidance on the information given out. Further information can be found at the website at the bottom of the page.
Supporting Partners: The Centre is funded by the British government through the British National Space Centre. Institutions outside Queen’s that are involved include: W5, Belfast; National Space Centre, Leicester; Royal Observatory Visitors Centre, Edinburgh; Natural History Museum, London; Queen Mary College, London University; UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh.
Hosting School / Unit: Astrophysics and Planetary Science Division, School of Maths and Physics.
Target Audience: General public, schools, academics from other areas.
Start Date - End Date: April 2002 to March 2005
Name: Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons
Address: Astrophysics & Planetary Science Division
Telephone: 02890 273124
Fax: 02890 273110
Address: National Space Centre
Telephone: 0116 258 2130
Fax: 0116 258 2100