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Facilities and Labs

​​ Student and Axel Mellinger working with physics laser

Engage in research in any of the CMU Department of Physics facilities and labs.

Brooks Astronomical Observatory. You will have opportunities to further develop your career skills in this observatory, which houses a 16-inch (40 cm) computer-controlled classical Cassegrain reflector and is equipped for CCD direct imaging, medium-dispersion spectroscopy, 35 mm and plate photography, as well as UBVRI photometry for visual observing.

Laboratories. You can diversify your knowledge and career skills through course work and research experiences in the physics- and astronomy-related labs, which are equipped for laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, rheology, thin films, polymer fluid dynamics and X-ray diffraction.