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Department of Astronomy
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Rm 212
Peking University
Beijing 100871, China
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Eric Peng


Dominion Astrophysical Observatory I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Peking University with a joint appointment at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Beijing, China.
NGC 5694 I study the structure and stellar content of nearby galaxies in order to better understand how galaxies form.  I have used imaging from the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes to study the globular cluster systems and nuclei of nearby galaxies.  For more information, see our STScI news release:


I am also interested in dark matter halos, and have used the velocities of planetary nebulae and globular clusters to measure the total masses of galaxies.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for a research project, please contact me.
NGC 5694 I teach the class Galactic Astronomy (星系天文学), a first year graduate course for students at PKU (and previously also for students at Tsinghua, NAOC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences).  The course covers the structure and evolution of galaxies, both the Milky Way and extragalactic.




Looking west from Cerro Tololo
Eric Peng