KELT-1b: A transiting brown dwarf orbiting a bright star discovered by the KELT survey The Stassun group: Stars, exoplanets, astroinformatics, diversity. Filtergraph: a web application for managing vast amounts of astronomy data Fisk-Vanderbilt NASA Roadshow Planetarium ChanPlaNS: An X-ray planetary nebulae survey using the Chandra X-ray Observatory The Berlind group: Large-scale structure, galaxy formation, cosmic rays, cosmology. The Perseus cluster of galaxies, imaged by the SDSS. The Holley-Bockelmann group: Galaxy dynamics, supermassive black holes, and gravitational waves. MARVELS-5b: A companion brown dwarf from the driest part of the brown dwarf desert The dynamics of our Sun: Studying p-mode oscillations of solar active regions. Credit: NSO/NASA Exploring how stellar activity and radial velocity jitter manifest in Kepler light curves. Credit: NASA PNG–GRAND: Measure the composition of planetary surfaces without digging. Imaging Brown Dwarf Stars with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics


The Astronomy Group is a part of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. Both theoretical and observational research is carried out at Vanderbilt, with the work carried out at various national, international and space-platform facilities. In addition, Vanderbilt helps operate the KELT survey for transiting extrasolar planets, and members of the group are active participants in the Kepler and SDSS 3collaborations, as well as preparing for future large-scale projects like TESS and LSST. The on-campus ACCRE cluster, with over 4000 CPUs, provides the resources for computational astrophysics.

An interpretative dance of the ELS model of Galaxy Collapse

by Christina Davis and Adam Szewciw

ELSModelMovie from Christina D. on Vimeo.

An interpretative dance of the ELS model of Galaxy Collapse.

Music: "Boards of Canada (see video)"