Research Opportunities

Recent undergraduate projects

  • A spectral analysis program in Python that automatically measures the redshift, line flux, line ratios, and reddening coefficients in emission line spectra from star-forming galaxies.
  • Examination of the environments of galaxies with extremely high star formation rates.
  • Measuring rotation in globular clusters from multi-object spectra obtained at the WIYN Telescope.
  • Determining lithium abundances in main sequence stars in the NGC 752 star cluster.

How to get started

  • Talk to faculty working in areas that interest you.
  • Visit the Astronomy Club to meet other students working on research projects.
  • Ask the instructors in your astronomy classes for suggestions on how to get started.
  • Attend the department’s Friday Lunch seminars to learn about ongoing research.