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May 23, 2016
The Yale Astronomy Department has awarded the George Beckwith prize this year to Mariona Badenas, ‘16 B.S. and Kareem el-Badry, ‘16 B.S. The George Beckwith Prize was...
May 23, 2016
Kareem El-Badry, B.S. ‘16, has been awarded the prestigious Exceptional Distinction in the Major for Astrophysics. The Yale College Faculty has approved this special award on...
May 11, 2016
Priyamvada Natarajan, a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics, has been elected chair of the Division of Astrophysics for the American Physical Society (APS...
May 4, 2016
Professor C. Megan Urry has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. She...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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