Astronomy News

Astronomy News

  • 6/1/2015
    Graduate student Rukmani Vijayaraghavan has been named the first recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations!
  • 5/16/2015

    Professor Emeritus Jim Kaler educational websites, including the ever-popular Star of the Week and STARS, have surpassed 10 million views since 1997! Many thanks to Jim for his amazing websites!

  • 5/3/2015
    The Astronomy Department congratulates 2015 graduate Katrina Litke on winning the Layla S. Ryan Scholarship, the Wyatt Memorial Award, and for being selected as a Class of 2015 Senior 100 Honorary. You make us proud!
  • Erin Cox Wins Service Award
    4/27/2015
    Erin Cox was honored during Graduate Student Appreciation Week for assisting the Educational Equity Programs Office with their Initiatives to Promote Equity, Access, and Inclusion by serving as a volunteer during the past year. Congratulations, Erin!
  • 4/21/2015
    Nature magazine highlights the Kavli Special Plenary Talk by Prof. Stuart Shapiro at the April APS meeting, celebrating the centennial anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Shapiro's team simulated the collision of two supermassive black holes to accurately predict the radiation that could be detected in such a merger.