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Research Opportunties

The Astronomy & Astrophysics Department supports a wide variety of undergraduate research opportunities.  Researchers in the department work in a number of exciting fields, including star formation and evolution, the structure and evolution of galaxies, stellar and supermassive black holes, exoplanets, cosmology, and astronomical instrumentation.  Research can be supported via course credit in ASTR 99, 99H (for Regents Scholars), 199, and 199H (for students in the honors program).  There are additional opportunities for funded research, especially during the summer.  Below we provide information on research opportunities in the department.

Requests for 99/199 Course Enrollment

Information coming soon

The Dean’s Summer Research Awards

Students in Astronomy & Astrophysics are eligible to apply for the Dean’s Summer Research Awards.  More information can be found at this link.

The UC San Diego STARS Program

Researchers in Astronomy & Astrophysics participate in the Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program.  More information can be found at this link.