Hampton University Dept. of Atmospheric and Planetary Science and NASA Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS) seek energetic explorers looking to conduct cutting-edge research into the past, present and future of planetary atmospheres while pursuing advanced degrees (MS and PhD) in Planetary Science. Successful applicants (rolling deadline until June 1 for Fall 2015 enrollment) will join the Living, Breathing Planet team that includes four university partners, NASA, and the National Institute of Aerospace. Our goal is to understand how planets interact with the space environment and parent stars to develop or lose habitable atmospheres over time. As part of NExSS, we are one of sixteen teams building the future of exoplanet studies, and you can be a part of that future. More information and application instructions at:

Any interested student should contact the following faculty members:

Bill Moore <>
Kunio Sayanagi <>
Nicholas Gray Heavens <>