The research of the UGent astronomy group concentrates on understanding the structure, origin and evolution of galaxies, with a particular focus on interstellar dust, dwarf galaxies and galaxy dynamics. The team uses both multi-wavelength observations and state-of-the-art numerical simulations, and is involved in the development of instrumentation for several new telescopes.


Astronomy group is located at Campus de Sterre.


The staff at the Sterrenkundig Observatorium are responsible for the astronomy courses


Our staff consists of scientific, technical and administrative employees.