Welcome to the Summer 2018 Wyoming Astronomy REU Webpage!

In Summer 2018 we will explore the assembly history of galaxies: how they grow through in situ star formation as well as mergers and accretion events. Our science goals include determining whether the galaxies in our sample grow from the inside-out or the outside-in. Occasionally there are striking stellar debris tails that result from galaxy interactions, and we will also analyze any candidate tidal features we discover.

Examples of extended stellar features in galaxies

Background information

Observing and data processing

Ancillary data

Other professional development


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