Stars, Disks & Exoplanets

Kepler 10b Artist's Rendition
Kepler 10b Artist’s Rendition. Credit: NASA/Kepler Mission/Dana Berry

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.  

Faculty:

Catherine Espaillat

Philip Muirhead

Merav Opher