Probing A Local Starburst
Close Encounter More Than 10,000 Years Ago Stirred Up Spirals Near Galactic Center
1,000-Light-Year Wide Bubble Surrounding Earth is Source of All Nearby, Young Stars
Gigantic Cavity in Space Sheds New Light on How Stars Form
Newly Identified Young Stars in a Nearby Association
The Youngest Stellar Embryos in Massive Clouds
GMACS - Moderate Dispersion Optical Spectrograph for the Giant Magellan Telescope is a powerful optical spectrograph that will unlock the power of the Giant Magellan Telescope for research ranging from the formation of stars and planets to cosmology.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey continues its twenty-year legacy of wide-field optical/infrared imaging and spectroscopy, which has led astronomy into the era of large archives and data science. Harvard and Smithsonian are both full institutional members of the latest epoch of the survey, SDSS-V, which started observations in 2020.