Facilities

We use a number of state-of-the-art astronomical facilities to study stars and planets:

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The 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope in Happy Jack, Arizona, provided by the Boston University-Lowell Observatory Partnership (image: Lowell Observatory).


The 10-meter Keck Telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, provided by the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (image: NASA/JPL-Caltech).


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The 8.1-meter Gemini South Telescope on the summit of Cerro Pachon, Chile (image: CTIO).


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The 1.8-meter Perkins Telescope on Anderson Mesa, AZ, provided by the Boston University-Lowell Observatory Partnership. (image: Lowell Observatory)


NASA’s 3.0-meter Infrared Telescope Facility on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, through special arrangement involving the MIRSI instrument (image: NASA).


NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft (image: NASA).


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The Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on the Cassini Spacecraft in orbit around Saturn (image: NASA-ESA-ISA).


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The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts (image: MGHPCC).


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The Science Instrument Facility at BU. (image: BU)