At Harvard, the sky is the limit. Be it star gazing, or observing the sun, the moon, the planets, or the galaxy, the Science Center at Harvard University has it all for its students and its affiliates. Located on the eighth floor of the Science Center, the Astronomy Lab and the Clay Telescope are ideal for aspiring astronomers to be trained, observe, and get involved in a variety of interesting topics each semester. While the astronomy lab is fully equipped with computers, a heliostat, and a spectrograph for daytime observing of the sun, the Clay Telescope is home to the Harvard Observing Project (HOP), designed to get undergraduates interested in astronomy, and give graduate students chances to interact with undergrads and get more experience observing and teaching.
For all vintage astro-lovers there is also the Loomis-Michael Telescope which dates back to 1954 and is the heart of the Loomis-Michael Observatory. In order to provide an opportunity for Harvard students and affiliates to enjoy looking at the night sky, the telescope is reachable with card access by becoming a part of the Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR), a student-run organization at Harvard.