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SARA Astronomers

The Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) is a consortium of 15 colleges and universities (in order of membership): Florida Institute of Technology (FL), East Tennessee State University (TN), Florida International University (FL), Valdosta State University (GA), Clemson University (SC), Ball State University (IN), Agnes Scott College (GA), The University of Alabama (AL), Valparaiso University (IN), Butler University (IN), Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the University of Delaware, and Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory.

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SMBH; Galactic Dynamics; Instrumentation

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN); Jets; and Cosmology

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Extragalactic Studies; Large Scale Structure

Photometry of Mira Variable Stars

Theoretical Modeling of Hot Stars

Modeling of Red Giant Stellar Atmospheres

Multiwavelength Extragalactic Astronomy

Massive Stars, binaries


Formation & Evolution of Dwarf Galaxies

Stellar Structure and Evolution; Binary Stars

Quasars, Blazars, and other Active Galactic Nuclei


Planetary Astronomy; Asteroid Spectroscopy

Active Galaxies


Herbig Ae/Be Stars, Circumstellar Disks & Planets

Gamma Ray Bursts

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Gamma-Ray Astrophysics; Supernovae

astro-particle physics and cosmology

Nuclear Astrophysics and Nucleosynthesis


Numerical and Observational Extragalactic Astronomy

Observational Studies of Low-Mass Stars

Observational Studies of Cataclysmic Variables

Observational Studies of Low-Mass Stars


Early Phases of Massive Star Formation

Long wavelength Studies of Solar System Objects

Optical Interferometry of Massive Stars


Galaxy Structure and Evolution

Galaxy Evolution, Dust Content, and Nuclear Activity

x-ray observations, compact objects

Morphology and Evolution of Galaxies

Multimessenger Astrophysics

White Dwarfs and Their Explosions


Close Binaries; Microquasars; Massive Binary Stars

AGB stars to Planetary Nebulae; Binary Stars

Nearby and Low Surface Brightness Galaxies


Dense Stellar Systems: Globular Clusters & Galactic Nucleus


Asteroid Light Curves

Differential Photometry of Asteroids

Time Series Photometry of Stars & Asteroids

White Dwarf Stars, Observational Astronomy

Cataclysmic Variables, White Dwarf Stars


Star Clusters and Variable Stars

Observational Astronomy, Star Formation History of the Galaxy

Time Series Photometry of Stars

Time Series Photometry,  Hot Subdwarfs

Asteroseismology, Binary Stars


All aspects of stellar astronomy

Photometric observations of Asteroids

Gamma Ray Astrophysics


White Dwarf Stars, Whole Earth Telescope

The Lives of Massive Stars, MiMeS, BinaMIcS

Protostar Disk Evolution

Brown Dwarfs 


Chairman, Board of Trustees

Observatory Manager


Student Research Projects


White Dwarfs, Exoplanets

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