Where are we?

The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope is situated on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, just off the coast of Africa. We are part of the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos which is spectacularly perched on the edge of the caldera.

The telescope is run jointly by 3 institutions: the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK), Copenhagen University Observatory (Denmark) and the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando (Spain).