About HUSL

The Hoadley UV Space Laboratory (HUSL) is a premier research group exploring a wide range of topics spanning observational, experimental, and instrumental astronomy!

HUSL's primary research program focused on understanding how stars, galaxies, and planets form by observing the gas in these systems linked to these processes. Our group uses new and archival data from NASA's legacy of space ultraviolet telescopes (like GALEX, the Hubble Space Telescope, and FUSE) and ground-based telescopes (like the W. M. Keck and Palomar Observatories) to explore how the atoms and molecules we see connect to how things form and evolve. 

HUSL is heavily involved in experimental and instrumentation development efforts to build the next generation of NASA's UV telescopes. HUSL team members are key investigators on a number of funded and proposed space telescope programs, including Suborbital (FIREBall-2), SmallSat/CubeSat (Aspera, CUTE), and Explorer (Hyperion, HALO) missions.

HUSL has an active UV grating technology program at UIOWA in conjunction with Prof. Casey DeRoo's Research Group. Recently, HUSL's PI, Prof. Keri Hoadley, was named one of NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellow in Astrophysics.

CHESS, cleanroom, and FIREBall



NASA Awards Additional Flight Funding for FIREBall-2 Mission

Friday, February 10, 2023
NASA has awarded the FIREBall-2 UV balloon telescope mission $644,229 over four years to perform two more flights. Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley is a co-investigator in this multi-international research collaboration.

Hoadley Awarded Grant to Study Jet Outflow and Disk Scattering of AA Tau Protostar

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
The Space Telescope Science Institute has awarded Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley  $24,799  for a project entitled “Jets and disk scattering - Spatially resolved optical and FUV observations of AA Tau.”

We're hiring!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Join us!

We are always looking for motivated and hard-working undergraduate & graduate students to participate in our research!

Please contact keri-hoadley@uiowa.edu for current opportunties.