Whipple Observatory Contact

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)

The FLWO is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside of Cambridge, MA. Since October 1968, the FLWO has been used as the site for experiments requiring extremely dark skies, dry climate, and good optical “seeing.” The MMT is located on Mt Hopkins and is one of many facilities on the mountain that are under the umbrella of the FLWO. The FLWO maintains the mountain road, and the community buildings as well as supplies all custodial services on the mountain. If you have any inquiries relating to the FLWO as a whole rather than MMT specific, please use the contacts below.

Name/Service E-mail (@cfa.harvard.edu) Office # (520) Home # (520) Cell # (520)
Road Conditions 879-4422
Admin Complex (weekdays) (Magdalena Moreno) magdalena.moreno 879-4402
Motor Pool/ Warehouse (Scott Sarapa) gary.sarapa 879-4410
Site Manager (Pascal Fortin) pafortin 879-4419 288-2311
Safety & Power (Tom Gerl) tgerl 879-4411 665-8455
Program Manager (Magdalena Moreno) magdalena.moreno 879-4409 250-4910
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