Steven Muller Building

Building Description:

On August 18, 1981, ground was broken for the Steven Muller Building, which currently contains the Space Telescope Science Institute, set up by NASA and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to analyze data from the Hubble Space Telescope. Many scientists who work at the Space Telescope Science Institute are also teaching professors at Johns Hopkins University, thus demonstrating the emphasis on teaching and research at the university. Interestingly enough, the heat generated by the institute's many computers is also used to heat the building throughout the winter. On June 18, 1990, the building was named after Steven Muller, the university's 10th president (1972-1990), who was instrumental in bringing the institute to the Johns Hopkins campus.