April 2016 News

photo of A. Plunkett
April 21, 2016
Adele Plunkett, PhD ‘15, is the 2015 recipient of the the Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO...
Image of Tabetha Boyajian
April 14, 2016
“Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As...
Image of atmosphere being stripped
April 11, 2016
An international team of astronomers, including Yale Astronomy Professor Sarbani Basu, has found a new category of planets beyond our solar system whose atmosphere has been...