The Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) owns and manages the Apache Point Observatory (APO) located in Sunspot, NM for its member institutions through support agreements with these institutions. ARC has three research telescopes at APO: the 3.5m Telescope, the 2.5m Sloan Foundation Telescope and the 0.5m Small Aperture Telescope (ARCSAT). ARC also hosts New Mexico State University's 1.0m Telescope. Corporate contact information is at bottom of this page.
Institutions or groups interested in access to the 3.5m telescope are encouraged to follow the ARC 3.5m Telescope link"Join the Astrophysical Research Consortium."
Institutions or groups interested in partnering with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey are encouraged to follow the 2.5m Sloan Foundation Telescope link, "To Become a SDSS Partner."