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The Stellar Surface Imaging Project

Our powerful new PAVO optical instrument will be used to make the first ever detailed images of the actual surfaces of distant stars. In this project, you will target some of the mo more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

Asteroseismology: probing inside stars using stellar oscillations

Measuring oscillations in stars like the Sun using asteroseismology is a powerful new method for exploring their internal structures and testing physical theories. more...

Supervisor(s): Bedding, Tim (Professor)

Galactic Paleontology with Metal Poor Stars

Metal-poor stars are fascinating relics coming to us across vast shores of time from the ancient cosmos. In this project, we will make the first ever detailed study of their basic p more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

The Riddle of the Red Square

This project is a detailed study of one of the most fascinating new nebulae to be discovered in recent years by Astronomers: The Red Square. As a likely imminent supernova precursor more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

Searching for Tatooine: the PAVO Planet Hunt

This project is one of the first to hunt for planets in orbit around double-star systems, and it will use a pioneering approach in advanced instrumentation to achieve an unprecedent more...

Supervisor(s): Tuthill, Peter (Professor)

The Cosmic Growth of Super-Massive Black Holes

In the heart of every massive galaxy is a super-massive black hole (a million to a billion times the mass of the Sun) that is built up in mass over cosmic time by gas accretion. Usi more...

Supervisor(s): Croom, Scott (Professor)