AuroraWatch UK currently receives no direct funding for staff time. All of the team are volunteers and work on the project in their spare time. However, the team are all employed by Lancaster University’s Department of Physics and, as part of their contracts, are allocated a small percentage of their time for outreach activities.
Since its inception, the project has received various items of funding both in its own right and as part of its parent project SAMNET. AuroraWatch UK relies on these funding sources to both continue and improve this free service.
We gratefully acknowledge the following funding awarded (at least in part) to AuroraWatch UK:
Faculty of Science & Technology (Lancaster University)
- January 2016: Dedicated auroral all-sky camera for AuroraWatch UK (£1200). Awarded to Dr Nathan Case (Lancaster University). More details.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
- December 2014: Measuring the effects of Space Weather in the UK using a network of school magnetometers (£9,998). Awarded to Dr Ciaran Beggan (British Geological Survey). More details.
Details are currently incomplete. All funding sources will be added soon. Please contact us for more information.