The installation of Megacam, a large mosaic CCD camera with a 24'x24' field, made up of 36 CCDs with 2048x4608 pixels. More images can be found here.
Several Harvard Department of Astronomy faculty have active programs for development of cutting-edge new telescopes and instruments that provide numerous opportunities for students (and postdocs) to carry out research projects that will enable them fill the pressing need for future researchers and faculty with these skills. Astrophysics is a data-driven science, and new discoveries are usually strongly coupled with advances in both telescope and instrument design.
- Wide-field Hard X-ray imaging telescopes and detectors
- CMB telescopes and detectors
- Optical-InfraRed Instruments