Observation and Research Facilities
The KAIT Research Offices, located in 525 Campbell Hall, are available to students conducting work with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT), an entirely robotic telescope dedicated to the search for supernovae and the monitoring of celestial objects. KAIT is a 76 cm diameter reflecting telescope equipped with a CCD camera and automatic guider; it is housed at Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton, just east of San Jose, California.
Leuschner Obervatory, located in Lafayette, CA (east of Berkeley), is home to a 30-inch telescope and a radio telescope, both used for undergraduate instruction.
The remote observing facilities, located in Campbell Hall rooms 144, 146, and 155, provide a comfortable environment to conduct your Keck and Lick observations with all of the convenience of staying in Berkeley.
The Rooftop Observatory, located on the 6th floor rooftop of Campbell Hall, houses the Richard Treffers Telescope, a 17” PlaneWave CDK17, F/6.8 alt/az mount optical telescope used to facilitiate student instruction and research.
Undergraduate Research Offices
The Undergraduate Research Offices are a series of work-spaces that are made available for students conducting research with an Astronomy department member. An extension of the Undergrad Lab, these spaces are available on a rotating basis. For more information, please contact Rayna Helgens.