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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
Beautiful barred spiral galaxy M109, 109th entry in Charles Messier's famous catalog of bright Nebulae and Star Clusters, is found just below the Big Dipper's bowl in the northern constellation Ursa Major. In telescopic views, its striking central bar gives the galaxy the appearance of the Greek letter...
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