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The Institute is administered by a Director, Associate Professor Elizabeth Blanton. She is assisted by Assistant Director Erin Reynolds, Fiscal Coordinator Mary Gordon, and Grants Coordinator Thomas O’Connor. The Center’s Faculty are drawn from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Astronomy who provide the research leadership. As principal investigators they write research proposals, manage research projects, and supervise graduate students and research staff. The research staff consists of research associates, usually fairly recent PhD’s beginning their professional careers, and technical support staff such as programmers and data analysts.

IAR Business Hours & Location

The administrative offices are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays observed by BU. We are located in the 5th floor of the College of Arts and Sciences in suite 506.

Institute for Astrophysical Research
725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 506
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: 617-353-5990
Fax: 617-353-6463

For information or questions about our current research projects, Seminar Series, or outreach events, please submit inquiries via the form below.

Inquiries about academic programs should be directed to the Department of Astronomy.

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