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AAE
Association for Astronomy Education
AAO
Anglo-Australian Observatory
AAT
Anglo-Australian Telescope
ALMA
Atacama Large Millimetre Array
APM
Automatic Plate Measuring Machine
BAA
British Astronomical Association
BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
BiSON
Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network
BNSC
British National Space Centre
BSS
British Sundial Society
CCLRC
Council for the Central Laboratory for the Research Councils
CERN
European Organization for Nuclear Research
CUTLASS
Co-operative UK Twin Located Auroral Sounding System
DAMTP
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
EISCAT
European Incoherent Scatter Radar
ESA
European Space Agency
ESO
European Southern Observatory
FEC
Full Economic Costing
GEO 600
a 600 metre gravitational wave interferometer
HMNAO
Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office
IAC
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
IAU
International Astronomical Union
INT
Isaac Newton Telescope
IPCS
Image Photon Counting System
JCMT
James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
JHA
Journal of the History of Astronomy
LIGO
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory
LISA
Laser Interferometric Space Antenna
LJMU
Liverpool John Moores University
LT
Liverpool Telescope
MERLIN
Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network
MIST
Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial
MNRAS
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
MRAO
Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
MSSL
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
NAM
National Astronomy Meeting
NERC
Natural Environmental Research Council
NHO
northern hemisphere observatory
NSC
National Space Centre
OPTICON
Optical Infra-red Coordination Network
OST
Office of Science and Technology
PhD
the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
PPARC
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
RADIONET
Infrastructure and Cooperation Network in Radio Astronomy
RAE
Research Assessment Exercise
RAL
Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory
RAS
Royal Astronomical Society
RGO
Royal Greenwich Observatory
ROE
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
SAAO
South African Astronomical Observatory
SCUBA
Sub-millimetre Common User Bolometric Array
SHA
Society for the History of Astronomy
SKA
Square Kilometre Array
SSTL
Surrey Satellite Technology
SuperWASP
Wide Angle Search for Planets (large version)
TTL
Telescope Technologies Ltd
UKAFF
UK Astrophysical Fluids Facility
UKIRT
United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
UKSEDS
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
UKST
UK Schmidt Telescope
VISTA
Visible and Infrared Telescope for Astronomy
WHT
William Herschel Telescope
ZWO
Organisation for Pure Research (in Netherlands)