General Facilities


The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) is housed partly in the Hoffman Laboratory of Experimental Geology, which is directly connected with department classrooms and offices in the Geological Museum on Oxford Street. Some of the atmospheric sciences and physical oceanography are housed in Pierce Hall, just across Oxford Street from Hoffman Laboratory. Biological oceanography and paleontology are housed in the Geological Museum, with direct connection through the museum to the parts of the department housed in Hoffman Laboratory.

The EPS Teaching Labs are located in the Harvard Science Center, 3rd floor. Labs may be reserved by professors and teaching fellows for lab sections of EPS and EPS-taught Gen Ed and Freshman Seminar courses.

The Thin-Sectioning Facility is housed in the Archeology Multi User Laboratory (AMUL), Geological Museum fifth floor Room 58F, and is operated jointly by the Departments of Anthropology and EPS.