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REU Students 2007

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WHAT: REU in Stellar Astrophysics and Beyond.

WHERE: Department of Astronomy, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana.

WHO: Current Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Undergraduate Students who are
United States citizens or permanent residents.

WHEN: Ten weeks within the time period from May 17, 2010 to August 13, 2010, possibly May 31 - August 6, 2010. Dates are somewhat flexible.

TO APPLY: Apply online,  PDF, Word or contact the following:

REU Program
Indiana University Astronomy Dept.
Swain Hall West 319
727 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7105
Phone: 812.855.6911
Fax: 812.855.8725
Email: astroreu [at]

DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2010 for applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation.

STIPENDS: A summer stipend of $5,550 ($550 per week). In addition, students will be reimbursed for travel from their home or campus to Indiana University.

The Program

The Astronomy Department at Indiana University Bloomington will host a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program for highly motivated students interested in astronomy research. Students will work with faculty to carry out projects in observational stellar astronomy and other fields using ground-based photometric and spectroscopic data.  Projects may include:

  • The determination of the properties of star clusters from cluster color-magnitude diagrams.
  • High dispersion spectroscopic studies of globular cluster stars or young solar systems.
  • WOCS(*) photometric monitoring of old open clusters. * WOCS = WIYN Open Cluster Study
  • Experimental studies of stellar calibration sources for SNAP.
  • Studies of gas and stars in star forming dwarf irregular galaxies

The program will include a trip to the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, AZ, where students will observe on the WIYN 0.9-m telescope and/or the WIYN 3.5-m telescopes as well as tour Kitt Peak and other Tucson astronomical facilities, and a trip to the January 2011 AAS meeting to present results.  While in residence in Bloomington, students will also participate in seminars, field trips, and social events.