CRAL is a laboratory working on fundamental research in astrophysics and in developing instrumentations for major observatories.
CRAL has about 30 researchers, 20 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, and 30 doctoral, post-doctoral and fixed-term contracts.
Main missions of the CRAL
- to conduct theoritical and observational researches in astrophysics and astronomy
- to manage and develop instrumental projects for the large observatories or space missions
- to ensure and to deploy its national observational services labelled in Astronomy-Astrophysics by the CNRS-INSU
- to ensure its teaching activities in physics and astrophysics