Sunspot Solar Observatory

As the American Military became increasingly interested in solar physics during the Second World War, the need for a solar observatory became apparent.  Designed for the purpose of studying our planet’s host star, the Sunspot Solar Observatory is an astronomical...

The James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large infrared telescope scheduled to be launched into Earth’s atmosphere in the Spring of 2019. Replacing the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb will serve as the premiere space observatory, studying the history of the...

The Hubble Telescope

In April 1990, the Hubble Observatory was deployed into Space, making the most significant advancement in astronomy since Galileo invented the telescope in 1610. Named in the honor of renown astronomer Edwin Hubble, the Hubble Observatory is the first optical...