These web pages were set up as background information and for providing a
live connection on the course of a talk given by Prof John Taylor, Director
of the Research Councils, at the Royal Institutions in London on 17 March
Introduction by the Director of ING
display of images
display of images to be shown in the course of the talk given by Prof Taylor
at the Royal Institutions, London on 17 March
Image Gallery: examples of images taken with the ING
Current weather at the telescopes
Examples of astronomy research and IT at ING
Wide-Field Survey with the INT Wide-Field Camera. This survey is a good
example of how big science projects can now benefit from the large
available detectors and the new developments in data storage and availability.
First ever Direct Observation of an Extra-solar Planet. This major
discovery was achieved thanks to the combination of fast computers,
development of dedicated software and lots of high-quality data from the WHT.
IT at ING: some interesting figures.
Information on the William Herschel Telescope