Design and hosting

This site was designed by Leo Huckvale. Graphics were produced with the GNU Image Manipulator Program (GIMP). The site was initially hand-carved on stone tablets in HTML and CSS, until Leo realised it would be more awesome to develop it with Drupal. Support in setting up this site and initial hosting was generously provided by Ryan Townsend of Agincourt Technologies Ltd.


Articles and body text by members of HCO, unless otherwise credited.

Page header

The page header graphic was composed with the GIMP. Credits for the elements are, left to right:

  • Notes and graph of binary star Gamma Virginis - J. Christopher Taylor, Director
  • Millennium telescope plan view - Andrew Baxter, Project Engineer
  • Spiral galaxy Messier 74 - NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration