Hoffleit Scholarship

Spend the Summer at Yale University working as a Researcher in Astronomy.
Apply by February 15, 2022

In the News

Bipartisan Group of Senators Recognizes Significant Contributions of the Arecibo Telescope
Fri, 12/03/2021
The iconic 305-meter radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory collapsed one year ago this week. [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (...
The race is on to erase space junk
Tue, 11/30/2021
Astrophysicist Marla Geha has been doing some trash talking lately. Nothing unseemly or untoward, to be sure. Just friendly reminders that orbiting garbage is starting to...
Searching for Earth 2.0? Zoom in on a star
Tue, 10/26/2021
Astronomers searching for Earth-like planets in other solar systems have made a breakthrough by taking a closer look at the surface of stars. A new technique developed by an...
Ph.D. Candidate Aritra Ghosh receives 2021 Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Awards
Fri, 10/22/2021
Yale Astronomy Ph.D. Candidate, Aritra Ghosh, has been selected to receive one of ten competitive Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Awards. This award is given out...

Academic Calendars 2021-22

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

Public Outreach

Join us for an outdoor session on the LFOP observing deck on Tuesdays, (weather permitting) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Visitors will need to line-up in a socially-distanced queue and wear masks. We also ask visitors to not touch the telescopes. As always, public observing is a free event and open to everyone.

In-person Planetarium shows are still on-hold as the LFOP building and domes remain closed to the public. In the meantime, please visit our YouTube page to view past episides of our virtual planetarium shows via the link below.

Click here to check out past episodes.

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Yale Department of Astronomy

Physical / Shipping Address:
Yale University
Department of Astronomy

Steinbach Hall
Yale University
52 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Mailing Address:
Yale University
Department of Astronomy
P.O. Box 208101
New Haven, CT 06520-8101 USA

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Phone:  (203) 432-3000
Fax:  (203) 432-5048

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