MIT Wallace Astrophysical Observatory

50 Groton Road, Westford, MA 01886 / MIT Bldg: OC-21 / MPC 810 / 42° 36' 35" N x 71° 29' 04" W

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What's Up?

The 2022 fall semester observations have concluded for EAPS course   12.410,  Observational Techniques of Optical Astronomy.  

We have been working very hard to complete several exciting projects to improve the observatory and expand our offerings.  This summer, thanks to a generous alumni donation, we were able to refurbish both original domes, automate both of those domes and add a new state-of-the-art telescope for our students.       

 We are now responding to tour signups from earlier this year and hope to see every one of you soon!

Research programs this fall will include: asteroids, exoplanets, telescope automation and light pollution experiments. 

Established 1971

A teaching and research facility run by the planetary astronomy lab in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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