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Zili Shen and Kaustav Mitra - Yale 2023 3-Minute Thesis Competition Divisional Winners
Thu, 03/16/2023
Yale’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition challenges Ph.D. students to describe their thesis work to a non-specialist audience – in just 3 minutes! Join us in...
Images of three candidate massive galaxies, seen 500-800 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxies have a similar number of stars as the Milky Way, but they look different: the stars are packed very tightly together. These images are a composite of separate exposures taken by the James Webb Space Telescope using the NIRCam instrument. Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, I. Labbe (Swinburne University of Technology). Image processing: G. Brammer (Niels Bohr Institute’s Cosmic Dawn Center at the University of Copen
Early universe may be ‘teeming’ with bright galaxies, new data reveals
Wed, 02/22/2023
The Milky Way just learned it has a bunch of much older siblings. New data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed that the universe produced star-filled...
Astronomers take a deeper, detailed look at a distant galaxy ‘megacluster’
Wed, 02/15/2023
Say cheese, Pandora. An international team of astronomers, including researchers from Yale, has unveiled the latest deep field image from NASA’s James Webb Space...
Leitner observatory re-opens planetarium theater
Mon, 02/06/2023
Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium recently resumed a full schedule of planetarium shows. Stargazing on Science Hill is back at full strength. Yale...

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Public Outreach

Tuesday-night planetarium shows and outdoor telescope observing sessions begin at 7PM EDT with a brand new show titled “5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI”.

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Planetarium shows are currently sold out until next semester.

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Climate and Diversity

The Astronomy Department stands in support of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), who continue to suffer from long-standing systemic racism. Recent incidents of police brutality against BIPOC are symptomatic of systemic racism that cannot be tolerated.

Read more… Yale Astronomy Climate and Diversity Statement

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