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About Haystack

The Haystack Observatory was founded in 1970 and occupies 1,300 acres of hilly woodlands in the towns of Groton, Tyngsborough, and Westford, about 40 miles northwest of the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A group of 100 scientists, engineers and technical personnel conducts the Observatory's research programs and operations. The Observatory is a center within MIT's overall research structure, and the Observatory Director reports to the MIT Vice President for Research.

Haystack Observatory scientists and engineers collaborate with faculty and staff in various departments and laboratories on the MIT campus and at various NEROC institutions, as well as with other national and international groups. Collaborative activities also exist with researchers at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory which shares the facilities at the site in Westford, MA.

Download a copy of our brochure in PDF format (1.64 MB) or explore our website to learn more about work being accomplished in the following scientific areas: Astronomy, Geodesy and Atmospheric Sciences. Find out more about the technological developments underway at Haystack and the Educational and Outreach programs.

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