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We are pleased to announce many Postgraduate Research Opportunities at the CfA in 2012. Please see the types of postgraduate projects currently being offered by our staff in Astronomy Research and Physics Research.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
The Colorful Clouds of Rho Ophiuchi
The many spectacular colors of the Rho Ophiuchi (oh'-fee-yu-kee) clouds highlight the many processes that occur there. The blue regions shine primarily by reflected light. Blue light from the star Rho Ophiuchi and nearby stars reflects more efficiently off this portion of the nebula than red light....
The Centre for Astronomy was launched in January 2007, to bring together all the research and teaching of astronomy at NUI Galway. Members of the Centre carry out research in Astronomy, Astronomical Instrumentation and Computational Astrophysics. Our research topics include: Applied Imaging, Clusters and Exoplanets, Gamma-ray Astronomy, High Speed Stokes Polarimetry, Pulsars, Star Formation & Astrochemistry, Ultra-cool Stars and Virtual Observatories.
We offer a Denominated Degree in Physics & Astrophysics. This degree has been running since 2000 and was the first such degree offered in Ireland. In addition Centre members are involved in the teaching of other undergraduate degree programmes in the schools of Physics and Mathematics.
If you are interested in coming here to work or to study please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr Matt Redman
Director: Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway