Instrumentation

Technology—from the first astronomical lenses to modern CCDs—drives advances in astrophysics. And today, the accelerating pace of technological advancements mirrors the accelerating expansion of the Universe.

The Dunlap Institute plays a leading role in leveraging those advancements to develop innovative instrumentation, observational techniques, computational technologies, telescopes and observatories that are helping astronomers answer fundamental questions about the Universe.

Dunlap astronomers design, develop and build integral-field spectrographs, cameras, detectors, radio instrumentation and computational technologies destined for observatories around the world. They are also contributing to the development of the next generation of telescopes like the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Square Kilometre Array.