AURA’s Centers enable the next decade of astronomical discoveries through world-class facilities and science.

NSF’s OIR Lab

NSF’s OIR Lab

The preeminent US national center for ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy.
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NSO

NSO

Advancing knowledge of the Sun, the dominant external influence on Earth and the local archetype of a typical star.
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STScI

STScI

A multi-mission operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories and a world-class astronomical research center.
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