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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
Milky Way Over Crater Lake with Airglow
How many different astronomical phenomena have come together to create the above vista? Several. First, in the foreground, is Crater Lake -- a caldera created by volcanism on planet Earth about 7,700 years ago. Next, inside the lake, is water. Although the origin of the water in the crater is melted...
The Centre for Astronomy is a new initiative to bring together all the astronomy research and teaching in NUI Galway. The Centre was launched in January 2007.
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 Andy Shearer
Director: Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway