Galaxies Across the Universe

Cornell astronomers study the history and evolution of galaxies across the universe and throughout cosmic time, using both ground- and space-based telescopes spanning the full wavelength range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Instruments designed and assembled at Cornell to explore the dusty and molecular components of the Milky Way and galaxies near and far have been integral parts of the Spitzer Space Telescope and SOFIA. Using the Arecibo telescope, the ALFALFA: the Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA Survey  is providing the first complete census of gas bearing galaxies in the local universe. Surveys conducted with the future CCAT telescope will discover and catalog dusty galaxies in the early-universe