Research Facilities

In addition to our research observatories, the department provides a complement of support facilities in computing, instrumentation, and literature research. The department computing infrastructure includes a number of in-house clusters which are used in conjunction with time on national supercomputing facilities, both for development purposes and production runs. The instrumentation labs and shops are used in active instrument development for SALT and WIYN.

Computing Resources

The department hosts a number of research computing clusters.

Washburn Astronomical Laboratories

The department provides a complement of support facilities in computing, instrumentation, and literature research.

Machine Electronics Shops

The shops are staffed by highly trained people who have earned degrees and certifications in their respective areas.

The Astronomical Journal

The Department of Astronomy hosts the editorial offices of the Astronomical Journal (AJ).