Facilities

The astrophysics instrumentation lab clean room on the sixth floor of the Rose Center. Rebecca Oppenheimer

The astrophysics instrumentation lab clean room on the sixth floor of the Rose Center.

Rebecca Oppenheimer


The Department has at its disposal a state-of-the-art optics lab which has produced four cutting-edge astronomical instruments used at Palomar Observatory, the Gemini Observatory and, previously, the AEOS facility in Maui. 

Simulations are performed on the Museum's parallel computing facilityNSF XSEDE, and NASA High-End Computing systems.

The Department is also a partner in the South Africa Large Telescope and uses optical, radio, infrared, ultraviolet, and X-ray observatories both worldwide and in space.