Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

About Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

About CfA
The Center for Astrophysics combines the resources and research facilities of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under a single director to pursue studies of those basic physical processes that determine the nature and evolution of the universe. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution, founded in 1890. The Harvard College Observatory (HCO), founded in 1839, is a research institution of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, and provides facilities and substantial other support for teaching activities of the Department of Astronomy.


Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2019 - August 2019 Cambridge, MA
“I enjoyed doing research in astronomy/astrophysics and working in a professional setting in the field. The experience helped me decide that astrophysics research is the career path I want to take.”

Research Assistant

June 2018 - August 2018 Cambridge, MA
“The faculty members at the CfA focused on providing a challenging work environment while also mentoring and tutoring along the way. I feel like I learned so much more in a short time than I could have through any other internship program. Special thanks to all of the CfA faculty members who help arrange and execute REU programs.”
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