Astronomy News

Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of dark matter structure in the universeItem Title

Published Date:August 7, 2017

New measurements from data processed at the University of Illinois verify the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent of the universe’s contents.

Published Date: August 7, 2017


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