Haystack Observatory IAP Tour

Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Haystack Observatory 99 Millstone Road, Westford, MA

Interested in radio astronomy, space weather, and/or how our planet changes beneath your feet? Come out for a tour of MIT’s world-class radio facility, Haystack Observatory! We will showcase our giant radio antennas, which range up to 224 feet wide, and talk about studying the universe and our very own planet (black holes, stars, the sun, quasars, magnetospheres, ionospheres, plate tectonics, and more) using radio waves.

We will also describe our research opportunities for MIT students, including UROP positions.

This event will include transportation from a campus location (to be shared with registered participants) out to the MIT Haystack Observatory campus in Westford, Massachusetts—we'll provide snacks and scientists to talk to, and we'll take you on a tour of our radio telescopes. The shuttle will leave MIT main campus at noon on Thursday, 1/26, and attendees will return on the shuttle from Haystack after the event ends at 4:00pm (estimated return to campus time is 5:00pm).

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Campus Tours, IAP (Independent Activities Period)

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IAP (Independent Activities Period), General

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MIT Community, Students, Faculty, Staff



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