Katherine Blundell (Project Leader) is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences around the world and has published extensively on jets, their evolution and their impact on their surroundings, including a number of recent Astrophysical Journal Letters on SS433 and others on different aspects of microquasars. She was awarded the Rosalind Franklin award by the Royal Society in December 2010 for her contributions to astrophysics.
Sam Doolin (Post-doctoral Research Assistant) is an expert in relational databases and computing. He recently completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford on how matter behaves around binary star systems in circumbinary orbits.
Steven Lee (Telescope Scientist) is a technician based at the Australian Astronomical Observatory at Siding Spring, Australia. In addition to his professional duties of operating the AAT and working with the AAO's instrument group, he is also a keen amateur astronomer and makes his own telescopes (including their mirrors). He visually discovered comet 1999H1 and asteroid 46568 is named after him.
John Swinbank (Software Consultant) is based at the University of Amsterdam. He is Software Project Manager for the Amsterdam–ASTRON Radio Transients Facility and Analysis Centre (AARTFAAC), leader of the LOFAR Transients Key Science Project "Discovery" working group, vice-chair of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance VOEvent working group, and a collaborator on the ThunderKAT project. He has a doctorate in high-redshift optical astronomy from the University of Oxford.
Phil Charles (Project Consultant) has worked on X-ray binary star systems for many years. He was Director of the South African Large Telescope project for seven years and has now resumed his post as Professor of Astronomy at the University of Southampton.
We would like to thank Krzysztof Ilowiecki for his contributions developing telescope interface software. Thanks are also due to Ian Heywood and Andrew Gosling for their contributions to instrumentation development. Ornella Cominetti has played an important role as communications officer with our Chilean school, by translating several documents and by helping with the logistics in Chile. We are very grateful to Linda Schmidtobreick and Tony Beasley for helping us oversee the project in Chile and Ravi Subrahmanian and Lakshmi Sarapalli for helping us oversee the project in India. We would like to thank Emily Levesque and Paul Goodall for their contributions to the web-learning site. We thank Fraser Clarke for his work on the early instrumental side of the project and Sebastian Perez for his work on the project's data pipeline.