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Lowell's astronomers carry out research in areas spanning much of modern astrophysics, from studies of tiny icy objects in our own solar system to the structure of distant galaxies. Meet our scientists and learn more about our diverse programs here.

The Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES)
Georgi Mandushev and Ted Dunham

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Georgi Mandushev

Georgi and Ted are part of an international collaboration, the Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey, dedicated to the discovery of planets orbiting other stars. They use the transit technique, employing high precision photometry to detect planets as they cross the disk of their parent stars along our line of sight, causing a small and temporary dip in the star's brightness. Using a network of small telescopes around the globe, including a fully automated facility at Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa dark sky site, Georgi and Ted have co-discovered several new planets in the class of so-called "hot Jupiters," including the largest exoplanet ever found.

Select a program from the list below to read more about it.

Asteroids that go bump in the night

Physical properties of comets

Icy Bodies in the outer solar system

Titan and the Kuiper Belt

Searching for Kuiper Belt Objects

The Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey

Extrasolar planet atmospheres

New solar systems

The rotation of stars

The orbits of binary stars

A stellar census of nearby galaxies


SOFIA and Kepler

The Sun and Earth's climate

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