A brief introduction to
Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins, the
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) has
facilities at three different elevations.
- The Summit at 2616m (8585ft):
6.5-meter MMT (256-inch), a joint facility operated with the
University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic
Ridge at 2340m (7800ft):
The 1.5-meter Tillinghast (60-inch)
and 1.2-meter (48-inch)
reflector telescopes, for solar system, galactic and
HAT (Hungarian-made Automated Telescope) array of
four optical refractor telescopes with 200-mm lenses
plus a single reflector telescope, used for
robotic searches for variable stars and exoplanets.
- The MEarth
array of eight 40-cm optical reflector telescopes, used for
robotic searches for exoplanets.
- The MINERVA
array of four 70-cm optical reflector telescopes, used for
robotic studies of exoplanets.
- The Visitor Center Area at 1270m (4230ft):
- The VERITAS array
of four 12-m reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy
in the 50GeV-50TeV energy range.
- Green Valley Public Lecture Series:
FLWO conducts a winter public lecture series in
Green Valley, Arizona. Please find the schedule on facebook
(bottom right button).
Home Page of the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)