Astronomy News

You-Hua Chu and Rukmani Vijayaraghavan

Rukmani Vijayaraghavan Named First Chu Award Winner

Published Date:June 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!

Published Date: June 1, 2015


Jim Kaler's websites surpass 10 million views

Published Date:May 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!

Published Date: May 16, 2015


Katrina Litke wins Ryan and Wyatt Awards

Published Date:May 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!

Published Date: May 3, 2015


Erin Cox Wins Service Award

Published Date:April 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!

Published Date: April 27, 2015


Celebrating Einstein's Relativity with Colliding Black Holes

Published Date:April 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.

Published Date: April 21, 2015