Exoplanet science is the most rapidly growing field in current astronomy, and over 500 exoplanets are now known. The IoA is involved in several projects to discover new exoplanets, using a variety of techniques.
Project 1640 is involved in building an Integral Field Spectrograph for planet detection. Read more.
Microlensing relies on the detection of a tiny deviation to the regular microlensing event light curve caused by the presence of a planet orbiting the main lensing star. Read more.
The IoA is currently involved in the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) which is a ground-based search for small planets around bright stars, based at the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert.