Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy is a department of the University of Cambridge and is engaged in teaching and research in the fields of theoretical and observational Astronomy. A wide class of theoretical problems are studied, ranging from models of quasars and of the evolution of the universe, through theories of the formation and evolution of galaxies and stars, X-ray sources and black holes.

The Institute works with the Boustany Foundation, the Cambridge Trust, and Pembroke College on the Boustany Scholarship for Astronomy, which is awarded to a PhD applicant in Astronomy once in every three years.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.