About

From the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, located within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Our department is young in spirit but has a century-old tradition of exceptional graduate students and faculty. Our teaching and research interests span the entire Universe with exciting observational and theoretical programs in cosmology, extra-solar planets, transients, star formation, black holes and high-energy astrophysics.

We are delighted to have you visit our vibrant academic home!

Professor Avi Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science;
Chair, Astronomy Department
Director, Institute for Theory & Computation
Harvard University

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