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Facilities & Technology

Precise observations of the universe require precise tools. Engineers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian work in concert with our scientists to build the instrumentation necessary for their research, often within a tolerance of a few atoms. Learn more about our technology and explore the facilities from which we operate.

CfA Facilities

Explore the following facilities for locations, directions, events, associated technology and instruments, labs and more.

Telescopes & Instruments

Modern astronomy requires the best telescopes, detectors, spacecraft, and other equipment. The scientists, engineers, and staff of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian participate in every aspect of the process: designing, building, and using advanced observatories and labs that lead to breakthrough science.