During 23rd – 30th March 2023 the third year physics students in the School of Mathematics and Physics went on a field trip to La Palma in the Canary islands. the field trip links with the module “Physics of the Universe” and gives students a chance to visit the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, which house one of the largest collections of professional telescopes in the world. This includes the largest aperture (10.4m) telescope in the world, the GTC (Gran Telescope Canarias).
As well as visiting the observatories during the day students also had the chance to do their own astronomical observations and experience some of the darkest skies in the world.
There was also some free time during the week to enjoy the beautiful scenary the island has to offer.