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AURAs Centers enable the next decade of astronomical discoveries through world-class facilities and science
Exploring the universe, sharing its wonders
Opening a window of discovery on the dynamic universe
Discovery in ground-based optical and infrared astronomy and astrophysics
Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile
Advancing our knowledge of the Sun and construction of the largest and most advanced solar telescope in the world
National Solar Observatory
Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)
Space Telescope Science Institute
Helping humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives
Solar Science Teams Selected for 2019 Eclipse at CTIO
Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System
Hubble Goes Wide to Seek Out Far-Flung Galaxies
AURA enables astronomical discovery and promotes broad engagement in exploring the Universe.
Twin 8.1-meter diameter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best observing sites on the planet.
Under construction, with an exceptionally wide field of view, LSST will survey of the entire sky in just three nights.
National Optical Astronomy Observatory is the US national research & development center for ground-based night-time astronomy.
Advancing knowledge of the Sun, the dominant external influence on Earth and the local archetype of a typical star.
A multi-mission operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories and a world-class astronomical research center.
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