The Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville is dedicated to fostering excellence in research and graduate education on the role plasmas play in stars, in space, and in planetary atmospheres. We are especially interested in the coupling between the sun (our closest star), the near-Earth magnetic environment, and Earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere. We are pursuing these goals with advanced theory, comprehensive modeling, and instrument development programs for both remote sensing and in site observations.
Are you a current or potential student at UAH and have an interest in space and research? Here at CSPAR, we're always encouraging people to get involved. Undergraduate students are able to get their hands on interesting projects, while graduate students also have opportunities to contribute to more theoretical and computational areas.