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 3 collaborations, 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.