Extragalactic research

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The SAAO is exploring a diverse range of topics in extragalactic astronomy, including studies of:

  • luminous and ultraluminous infrared galaxies and interacting galaxies in the local universe,
  • nearby lenticular galaxies,
  • cosmology using supernovae in distant galaxies,
  • galaxies in clusters and the effects of their environment,
  • galaxy mergers and galaxies in close pairs,
  • the changes in galaxy populations out to high redshifts.

For a more detailed description of our interests, see our Members pages.

Questions or comments? Please contact: abiy at saao.ac.za/ ros at saao.ac.za