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A three-color optical image of a Milky Way sibling.
September 20, 2017
Yale Astronomy Professor Marla Geha’s SAGA survey indicates that the Milky Way galaxy may be unusual in its behavior, which is significant because many current models...
image of solar eclipse
August 21, 2017
Over 1500 people gathered in Farnham Gardens in front of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium on Monday, August 21, 2017 to watch the somewhat rare event of a...
image of phase curve
July 6, 2017
Sarah Millholland, GRD ‘22 and astronomy professor Greg Laughlin  have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a...
June 12, 2017
The EXtreme PREcision Spectrograph (EXPRES), designed and built at Yale, will be the first spectrograph with the precision to detect analogs of our Earth around nearby stars...
Image of Paccuci and Kreidberg
June 12, 2017
A current Yale postdoctoral associate and a Yale College alumna have each been awarded the inaugural 2016 International Astronomical Union (IAU) PhD Prize for the following...
Left: Lena Komarova, Right: Jack Neustadt
June 5, 2017
2017 Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship Winners After a rigorous application process, the Yale Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Dorrit...
Image of Angelo Ricarte
May 31, 2017
Angelo Ricarte, GRD ‘19, has been awarded the 2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) in Astrophysics Research for his PhD thesis The Assembly of Ultra-Massive...

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