Our location on a rural hilltop with limited light pollution grants us an incredible view of the night sky, even with the naked eye. We take full advantage of this feature of our location with the Foggy Bottom Observatory (FBO).
We utilize the advanced research equipment at this facility to conduct high-level research and educate members of our community about the features of the sky above them. Our researchers maintain detailed online records of the work they do, and the history of the facility.
Our students and faculty conduct significant research in the field of astronomy. Many students remain on campus during summer breaks to work on projects with faculty members. Their findings are frequently shared at conferences, in posters, and through publication.
Access to facilities on campus such as the Foggy Bottom Observatory and the Ho Tung Visualization Lab supports these research efforts.