The Department of Astronomy at Boston University includes several groups actively designing and building new instruments for ground and space-based observatories and space physics experiments.  Our resources include the Optics Calibration Facility, the Science Instrument Facility, the Electronics Design Facility, and various shared facilities available through collaboration with the Photonics Center.  Please see the faculty links below to find out about our research programs in instrumentation:


John Clarke

Dan Clemens

Kenneth Janes (Emeritus)

Ted Fritz

Philip Muirhead