Research Facilities


The 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory

The 72-inch Perkins Telescope at Lowell Observatory

The 20-inch Telescope at McDonald Observatory

The Tim Liu (GRS ’86, ’90) Astronomical Observing Center

The Optics Calibration Facility

The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

For more information on our research facilities see the websites for the Institute for Astrophysical Research and the Center for Space Physics, two BU research centers associated with the Department of Astronomy.  Also see our shared facilities: the Science Instrument Facility, the Electronics Design Facility and the facilities in the Photonics Center.