Experimental Astrophysics Group

Principal Investigator: Prof. O. H. W. Siegmund

Address: UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab. Berkeley, California 94720. USA.

EAG Team , Visitors Information , Publications , Contact: webmaster

Satellite technology research and development:

  • Ultraviolet (UV) and soft X-ray instrumentation.
  • UV and soft-X ray flight detectors for space observatories.
  • Photon counting detector arrays and implementations on several NASA, ESA and IKI scientific satellites.
  • EAG engineering page

    Astrophysical research:

  • Cataclysmic variable stars
  • Flare stars
  • Active galactic nuclei
  • Early-type stars
  • Studies of the interstellar medium
  • Protoplanetary disks.
  • Late-type stars, RS CVn Binaries
  • Solar transition region and corona (SUMER)


  • FUSE detectors. NASA mid-Explorer satellite, scheduled to be launched in 1999.
  • SOHO solar observatory. UVCS and SUMER detectors
  • GALEX detectors, launch in 2001.
  • COS , Space shuttle service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2002.
  • SOHO solar observatory. UVCS and SUMER detectors
  • ALEXIS data archive: maps of the interstellar soft X-ray background and EUV transients.
  • FUVITA Instrument on the Spectrum X-gamma multiwavelength observatory, to be launched in 1999.