United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Centre
03 May 2011





The UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh is the national centre for astronomical technology.

We design and build instruments for many of the world's major telescopes. We also project-manage UK and international collaborations. Our scientists carry out observational and theoretical research into fundamental questions such as the origins of planets and of galaxies.

Popular links are to the right, or click here for our key contacts. If you are looking for our external/commercial website, ATC Innovations, click here.​

We are also home to the Higgs Centre for Innovation​, a new business-focussed facility in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, for supporting startups and SMEs working in the space and data-intensive sectors, and encouraging collaboration between researchers, engineers and post-graduate students.​