Center for Astrophysics and Space Science

The Center for Astrophysics and Space Science is a merger of the Center for Space Science and the Center for Astro, Particle and Planetary Physics. It is composed of a unique combination of theorists, observers, and instrument builders dedicated to understanding the nature of the cosmos. Our research spans an incredible vast range of temporal and spatial astronomical scales, from our own Sun and its planets to the whole Universe. CASS hopes to enhance facilitating and investigating for future progress in five core research areas.

Researcher Areas

These five interconnected and interdisciplinary research areas are naturally complementary, and are intrinsically inter-connected by the common goal of understanding the cosmos. They will try to answer similar questions from different perspectives, using complementary theoretical, computational, and observational approaches. 

Rotation of the Planet Mars
Animated rotation of the Planet Mars, made using EXI Instrument onboard the Emirates Mars Mission: Hope

Spaced Out Podcast 

CASS produced and launched Spaced Out, the University’s first-ever podcast dedicated to astronomy and space science. Aimed at promoting scientific ideas and igniting curiosity among the public about astronomy and space science, the podcast features NYUAD’s own experts in the field, as well as guest speakers from the space sector and other academic institutions. Listen below!