Researchers in the Department of Astronomy at Boston University are engaged in a number of programs to understand how stars, their protoplanetary disks and their orbiting exoplanets form and evolve.  We make heavy use of both ground and space-based telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and our shared facilities at Lowell Observatory: the 4.3m Discovery Channel Telescope, the 72-inch Perkins Telescope and the 42-inch Hall Telescope.  Please click on the faculty links below to learn about our research programs in stars, disks and exoplanets:


Catherine Espaillat

Kenneth Janes (Emeritus)

Philip Muirhead

Merav Opher