PATT Travel for Oxford University

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Physics


The application seeks funds to cover the cost of travel and subsistence from astronomers from Oxford University to work at and acquire data from telescopes around the world in order to make observations of planets, stars, galaxies and quasars and further explore the Universe.


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Description One of the main programmes that has been supported is the early science use of KMOS, an innovative instrument for investigating the infrared properties off galaxies and other astronomical objects.
Exploitation Route The results published as a result of this award will be followed up and expanded by future astronomical programmes
Sectors Education,Other

Description The award has helped maintain collaborations with scientists and facilities in other countries
Sector Education,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

Description PATT Travel for Oxford University
Amount £40,487 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P005500/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2023
Title KMOS Commissioning 
Description The grant supported commissioning of the KMOS instrument at the VLT 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Scientific publications 
Description Stargazing Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Displays and opportunities for the public to discuss astronomical topics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019,2020