Instrumentation

Repairing MIMIR
Professor Dan Clemens repairing MIMIR. Credit: David Bradford

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.

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Faculty:

John Clarke

Dan Clemens

Philip Muirhead