Typical projects for bachelors theses' in the solar system astronomy group focus on small solar system objects (like comets and asteroids) and the material (gas and dust) they emit to interplanetary space. Some of these projects aim to help prepare future space missions to such objects.
The projects would for example deal with measuring the rotation rates of asteroids from their photometric lightcurves, the evolution of dust emission with changing distance from the sun, dynamics inside a binary or triple asteroid system, and the (remote) investigation of surface properties.
You would analyse data from astronomical telescopes or from the Rosetta mission, or program and carry out numerical simulations to interpret such data.
Access to detailed project descriptions is available upon request (Prof. Dr. Jessica Agarwal, email@example.com).
There are several possibilities of undertaking a master thesis project at our institute, including research in field, in laboratory or by doing numerical simulations. If you are interested to work in our institute, please contact a professor or scientific member and we will discuss with you the individual possibilities of a project.