Our activities are related to the study of stellar evolution, in a broad context. Three Leuven expert teams are active in the specific areas of asteroseismology, evolved low-mass stars and exoplanets. A fourth team is involved in the development of astronomical instrumentation, both for ground-based facilities and for space science satellites.Research Instrumentation
The Institute of Astronomy is involved in two Master programmes:
The Master A&A is a 2-year full time programme covering 120 ECTS.
The Advanced Master of Space Studies is a 1-year advanced master programme organised together with Ghent University.
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