Our mission is to establish and operate an
astrophysical observatory at the South Pole
to investigate the origins of structure in the Universe.
Instruments now deployed there take
advantage of the cold, dry and stable
conditions which make the Antarctic Plateau the best site on Earth for
observations at infrared and sub millimeter wavelengths.
The Center also pursues a broad range of programs in
outreach and knowledge transfer.
- More about CARA.
- Why the
- A popular-science explanation of why we need to work at
the South Pole. (For a more technical answer, see
site testing in the
- A list of our collaborating institutions.
- For general information, please mail email@example.com.
Additional contact information for many people is online here.
- A selection of online resources relevant to CARA science.
Jobs with CARA.
- How to join the CARA research team.
For a comprehensive summary of CARA's scientific work in printed form, see
the proceedings from the
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Meeting in
Chicago, IL, June 1997. Full reference:
1998, ASP Conference Series Vol. 141, eds. G. Novak and R. Landsberg.
For copies, please contact Noel
Encarnacion, ASP Order Entry Coordinator, phone 415-337-1100, ext 114,