Charles J. Lada

Research Interests

My primary research interests center around understanding the origin and early evolution of stars and planets and the cold molecular clouds which spawn them. I am an observational astronomer and use observations at millimeter-wave, infrared and optical wavelengths to investigate the natural physical processes which give rise to stars and planets in our galaxy.

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (617) 495-7017
  • Fax: (617) 496 7507
  • Email:
  • Address: 60 Garden St., MS 72, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

  Photo of Charlie Lada

THE BLACK CLOUD BARNARD 68. This a prime example of a cold molecular cloud within which stars and planets can potentially form. However as of yet no stars have formed in this truly dark globule.


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