The Humacao University Observatory is involved in two different research problems.

Research in Optical Astronomy involves the study of Binary Stars. This project, sponsored by NASA's PRSGC , AMP and MARK Programs, involves traveling once per semester to Flagstaff, Arizona to use the NURO Telescope, property of the Lowell Observatory., at an altitude of 7290 feet.

This project, which is advancing steadily, involves reporting measurements to the Washington Double Star Catalog, where the vast majority of our data is being published.

The students acquire the data in Arizona and analyze it at the Humacao University Observatory.

Binary System being analyzed