Astronomy News

13 Students Graduate from Astronomy

Published Date:May 26, 2017

Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2017 for a job well done! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud!

Published Date: May 26, 2017


Dom Segura-Cox Wins Chu Award

Published Date:April 5, 2017

Dom Segura-Cox has won the 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations, Dom!

Published Date: April 5, 2017


Cooking the Universe

Published Date:March 30, 2017

Prof. Felipe Menanteau and the Dark Energy Survey team use supercomputers to map the Universe and find its ingredients.

Published Date: March 30, 2017


Astronomy on Tap is One Year Old

Published Date:March 7, 2017

Astronomy on Tap, the popular outreach event sponsored by the Astronomy Department, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Read more about it

Published Date: March 7, 2017


Prof. Joaquin Vieira, Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Vieira Wins Sloan Fellowship

Published Date:February 21, 2017

Joaquin Vieira, an assistant professor of astronomy and of physics at the University of Illinois and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Computing Applications (NCSA) has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017.

Published Date: February 21, 2017