The MIT Kavli Institute (MKI) for Astrophysics and Space Research is one of the world’s leading institutions for research in astrophysics. MKI combines forty years of expertise in space- and ground-based instrumentation development with the intellectual energy of MIT’s faculty, research and technical staff, and students.

Ground Based Observatories

The MIT Kavli Institute has played a major role in the development, construction and operation of the ground-based observatories listed below, and as a result of its contributions, MKI scientists have guaranteed access to data from these facilities. In addition, MKI scientists carry out investigations with competitively-awarded access to user facilities around the world.