Visitors took the opportunity to learn about the observatory's work at the cutting edge of weather and space research.
In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space.
The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world's most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence.
Applications/Nominations are now open for members of STFC's new Council under what will be UKRI.
A new research paper published today could help to explain how the mysterious channels, which look like dried-up riverbeds, could have formed on the surface of Mars.
Blind and partially sighted children throughout the UK are for the first time able to experience the amazing science of CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
Newton Fund STFC-NARIT Thailand.
Capacity Building in Software and Hardware Infrastructures and Data Handling through Astronomy - closing date 16:00 on 16 November 2017.
Collaborative research for higher level STEM skills in Malaysia. Call submission deadline: 16:00 GMT 5 December 2017.
UK scientists will play a key role in designing a new instrument to sit on board the International Space Station (ISS) that will not only monitor the effects of climate change on the Earth's atmosphere but will also help us to better understand the origins of stars and planets.
Scientists from around the world are gathering one kilometre underneath the Earth's surface in the North East of England over the next fortnight to develop new technologies for future exploration of the Moon and Mars.