The department's on-site observatory facilities include three 14" telescopes and a 15" telescope located on campus.
Additional resources include a full range of computer facilities for data reduction and analysis, a weather station, image processing facilities, the Father Jenkins Astrophysical Library and numerous portable telescopes.
On-site telescope instrumentation includes a CCD computer imaging system, spectrographs and photo-electric photometers.
Students receive hands-on training with this equipment and are actively involved in the collection and interpretation of research data using these tools. Student publications co-authored with faculty number at more than 250.