University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

Quick links

E-mail and search functions


Astronomy News

Ryan Foley, Assistant Professor of Astronomy

Hubble Finds Star System Linked to Possible 'Zombie Star' Supernova

Author: Siv Schwink

Published Date:August 7, 2014

After decades of searching, astronomers have found for the first time ever the progenitor of a white dwarf supernova. The stellar explosion is located 110 million light years away from Earth. Assistant Professor Ryan Foley co-authored the article that appears in the August 7 issue of Nature

Published Date: August 7, 2014


FUIO Newsletter Issue #8

Published Date:June 24, 2014

The Summer Solstice 2014 issue of the Friends of the Observatory Newsletter is published. Since the last newsletter we continue progressing toward our goal of $20,000. Thus far we are over 75% of the way there! Thank you for your continued support. The latest issue include articles on Teaching Excellence, the 60th Anniversary of the UIAS Anniversary, and the VRO Log Cabin.

Published Date: June 24, 2014


Tips for Star-Gazing

Published Date:June 19, 2014

Professor Emeritus Jim Kaler has some tips for star-gazing. The tips were published recently in the News-Gazette.

Published Date: June 19, 2014


El Gordo Study

Published Date:May 12, 2014

Felipe Menanteau, professor of Astronomy, is studying El Gordo galaxy cluster using the Hubble telescope. Read more from LAS here.

Published Date: May 12, 2014


Icko Iben, Jr. Selected for LAS Gallery of Excellence

Published Date:May 9, 2014

Icko Iben, Jr., distinguished professor emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected for LAS's May Gallery of Excellence. Read the article here...

Published Date: May 9, 2014