University of North Texas
Studying the evolution of galaxies

Mike Fanelli's research interests include evolution of galaxies and their stars - and he looks for patterns in the formation of massive stars, both in three-dimensional space and over time. He has observed with telescopes at McDonald Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, and with the Hubble Space Telescope. He is also a member of the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope science team.

Mike used McDonald Observatory telescopes for his research during his appointment as assistant professor at University of North Texas and research scientist at Texas Christian University. He has now moved to working on the NASA Kepler program.

Mike Fanelli
Support Scientist, Kepler Mission
Ph.D., astronomy, University of Virginia