Institute of Astronomy

Exoplanet Detection

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 & Astrometry

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.

Transit Studies

Both the MONITOR and WFCAM projects use transits to detect exoplanets. Read more.

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