The School of Earth and Space Exploration is home to one of the world's leading centers for observational and theoretical research in astronomy and astrophysics. Our research interests range from the Solar System to stars, to the Milky Way, to the most distant galaxies in the Universe, and from cosmology to fundamental questions of astrobiology.
In addition to the school's in-house laboratories for state-of-the-art instrumentation, we have access to state-of-the-art facilities including world-class telescopes and instrumentation for the sub-mm, radio, infrared, and optical as well as extensive computing facilities, including in-house parallel supercomputers.
ASU is also a founder institution of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a next-generation ground-based telescope that promises to revolutionize our understanding and view of the universe. The GMT is poised to enable breakthrough discoveries in cosmology, the study of black holes, dark matter, dark energy, and the search for life beyond our solar system.
Learn more about our astrophysics undergraduate degree and the PhD in astrophysics and our undergraduate minors in Astronomy and Astrophysics as well as our ASU Online undergraduate degree in Astronomical and Planetary Sciences.
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