Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is the world's largest and most diverse center for the study of the universe, comprising the astronomy and astrophysics programs of two renowned scientific institutions: the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University. More than 300 Harvard and Smithsonian scientists are pursuing scientific investigations that touch on almost all major topics in astronomy.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge hosts a variety of free programs for the public and is involved in many aspects of education and public outreach, from major museum exhibits to curriculum development to education research.

Highlighted Programs

Harvard University offers learning activities, events, and programs to our friends and neighbors in Allston-Brighton, Boston, and Cambridge on our campuses and in your communities.

Science in the News is a graduate student public service organization that hosts a free seminar series for the public aimed at explaining and discussing today’s hottest scientific topics.
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