Welcome to the XGAL Lancaster webpage!

Here you can keep up with what the astrophysics researchers, students and interns are doing within our Observational Astrophysics group at the Lancaster University’s Physics Department. To learn more about what we do and who we are, click here! You can also check the international experiences of our students and our yearly Astro conference #LancAstrophysics.


We are extremely grateful to the support received by The Ogden Trust, who have funded 6 internships already and also awarded one of our interns, Emma Dodd, with the Ogden Trust intern of the year 2017 award. We also thank the RAS for internship funding. Our internships give undergraduate students the unique opportunity to conduct state-of-the-art research and work individually and in teams to learn more about our cosmic origins. These experiences can provide future generations with valuable tools that can be applied in virtually all areas of society with long-lasting impact.


The 2019 XGAL team, from left to right: David Sobral, Heather Wade, Amaia Imaz Blanco, Emma Dodd, Cassandra Barlow-Hall, Josh Butterworth, Harry Baker, João Calhau, Sérgio Santos.