Research areas + opportunities
Interested in getting started with research in astronomy? Join us! Many of our majors are working on research with faculty. Find out how you can too! Research students have access to the Delany Undergraduate Astronomy Laboratory and computer cluster to conduct their work.
IU astronomers work on exoplanets, stars, and galaxies, and carry out computer simulations of dynamical motions in astronomical systems. Within these broad categories, you can find studies on the inclination of exoplanets’ orbits, the origin of the light elements using stellar spectroscopy, globular clusters and compact objects in these clusters, and observational tests of galaxy evolution.