Galactic Astronomy

From our vantage point inside the Galaxy, studying the structure and evolution of stars and gas in the Milky Way requires a unique set of tools and resources. We gain an opportunity with this perspective to trace the organization and processes of a galactic machine from very large to tiny scales. However, it also  complicates efforts to accurately measure and separate structures to establish the true global structure of the Milky Way.

Galactic Astronomy Faculty

Elena D'Onghia

Position title: Associate Professor


Alex Lazarian

Position title: Professor


Ellen Zweibel

Position title: W. L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics


Research Groups