Optical and Infrared Astronomy (OIR)
 

The Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division focuses on extragalactic and galactic astronomy emphasizing studies of the large-scale structure of the universe, clusters of stars and of galaxies, and the formation and evolution of stars and planets by using data from satellites, balloons, the Space Shuttle, and ground-based observatories; and development of spectroscopy and imaging techniques.

Events
Seminars and Scientific Talks

Staff
OIR Staff List

Contact
Associate Director: Dr. Dan Fabricant (617) 495-7398
Division Administrator: Ms. Pat Brennan (617) 495-7293
Division Administrative Specialist: Ms. Sue Demski-Hamelin (617) 495-7320
Division Web Contact: Dr. Nelson Caldwell (617) 496-4776

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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will discover Earth-like planets around nearby stars and detect galaxies at the edge of the observable universe.

 
 

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