The St Andrews astrotomography programme has achieved significant impact from detection of spiral shocks and magnetic propellers stellar accretion disks, Zeeman-Doppler mapping of magnetic fields and differential rotation on young stars and protostellar disks, and theoretical studies of stellar dynamos and surface magnetic activity.

Glasgow is a leading centre of studies of mass loss in the late stages of stellar evolution.

Edinburgh has led surveys aimed at finding the very nearest cool white dwarfs, and at measuring the sub-stellar mass function.