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In our continued pursuit to reveal the unknown in our Universe, the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian shares a commitment to strengthening scientific inquiry at every level. From fellow scientists to educators, students, and the public, the CfA provides resources that enhance learning and accelerate discovery.

Abell 520. A collision of massive galaxy clusters located about 2.4 billion light years from Earth.

Wolbach Library

The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian John G. Wolbach Library is dedicated to providing information and research services to Center staff, supporting communities from Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution, and the international astronomical community.

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Educator and student

For Educators and Students

The Center for Astrophysics proudly partners with educators at all levels to provide professional development, curriculum materials, and research into the pedagogy of science education. 

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Members of the public attend Cambridge Explores the Universe 2018 at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.

For the Public

The Center for Astrophysics hosts Public Observatory Nights, presents public lectures, and collaborates with museums in order to share the work of our scientists with the broader public.

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Scientists at the CfA

For Fellow Scientists

The Center for Astrophysics shares a pan-institutional goal of advancing humanity’s understanding of our universe. We proudly partner with the scientific community by providing access to Center for Astrophysics facilities, sharing data, collaborating through engineering and technology, and offering partnership opportunities through various CfA projects.

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