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Telescope and inside of campus observatory

Students and faculty using the 16" Meade telescope at the UMassD Observatory.

Equipment & facilities

The Physics Department has a wide array of facilities and equipment, including computer work stations, lasers, and a fully equipped observatory. Students also have the opportunity to accompany faculty members who are conducting research at national science facilities.


The department offers students the use of a state-of-the art 16" Meade computer-controlled telescope—the largest computerized telescope in southeastern Massachusetts.

Learn more: UMassD Observatory


  • Computational Physics Laboratory
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory
  • Rotating Fluids Laboratory
IBM computer cluster at Data Center

IBM iDataPlex featuring Intel Xeon processors accelerated by Nvidia Tesla GPGPUs with low latency InfiniBand interconnects.