Centre For Research & Education in Science & Technology

CRESTSituated 35 km to the northeast of Bangalore, about 5 km off the Old Madras Road near Hosakote town, is the sprawling 40-acre campus of the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology, a field station of IIA, Bangalore.

The campus houses the control room for the remote operations of the 2m Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) at the Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle, and the HCT data archive. Laboratories for research and development in Laser physics are also housed in this campus.

A class 100 clean room facility, the M.G.K. Menon Laboratory for Space Sciences, has been set up, which has facilities for integration and calibration of space payloads.


Centre for Research and Education in Science & Technology
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Shidlaghatta Road, Hosakote 562 114, INDIA
Tel : 79-31972, 31952
Fax : 79-33042
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Last updated on: November 20, 2020