CSTR operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) and Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA) in CA, the Jeffer Observatory at Jenny Jump State Forrest in NJ, and the Automated Geophysical Observatories (AGOs) distributed across the Antarctic iceshelf. 

The Center also manages a large number of instruments at South Pole Station, McMurdo Station, across South America, and across the United States.  

CSTR is also a PI organization in the NASA Van Allen Probes Mission and houses the Space Weather Research Laboratory (SWRL), which does scientific research in the area of space weather with the mission to understand and forecast the magnetic activity of the Sun and its potential influence on Earth.  

Such instrumentation and data resources enable scientific studies spanning from the Sun’s surface, into the Sun’s extended atmosphere, and onwards into the Earth’s atmosphere. 


number of spacecrafts containing NJIT research instruments


research grants to NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory

NJIT runs the Big Bear Solar Observatory, which is one of the largest solar telescopes in the world.

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