Welcome to the IAR

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The Institute for Astrophysical Research (IAR) was founded in 1998 in order to promote and facilitate research and education in astrophysics at Boston University. The IAR supports research by BU Astronomy faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs, and senior research associates. In addition, the IAR manages and coordinates the use of astrophysical research facilities and promotes the design, development, and operation of instruments and telescopes for astronomical research. The IAR actively encourages interaction with colleagues at other institutions through weekly astrophysics seminars and hosting of professional conferences and workshops. To learn more about research being done by IAR members, our astronomical instruments, our partnership with Lowell Observatory, and our seminar series, please use the menu.