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Yale Astronomy members contribute to guide for aspiring astrophysicists
Thu, 12/07/2023
Congratulations to the current and alumni members of the Yale Astronomy and Physics departments for their contributions to the book “Astronomy as a Field: A Guide for...
Astronomers find ‘tilted’ planets even in pristine solar systems
Tue, 11/28/2023
Understanding that even planets in pristine solar systems have some orbital tilt puts Earth’s solar system into a larger perspective, researchers say. Scientists have...
Yale astronomer leads the way to the oldest known X-ray quasar
Mon, 11/06/2023
Astronomers have found the oldest-known X-ray quasar in the universe — and its properties align exactly with predictions for a new class of distant objects made by...
Searching for extraterrestrial life — by keeping an eye on exploding stars
Mon, 07/31/2023
In a new study, Yale undergrad Andy Nilipour used supernovae to narrow the search for alien civilizations. When you’re searching the skies for signs of...

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Shows have now been added for the fall, starting August 22!

The current planetarium show is “Solar Superstorms”. Advanced ticket is required, and the suggested donation is $10 per adult 14 and over. Click here to reserve your seat.

Please note: If you arrive more than 5 minutes after the show starts, you may lose your spot.

Please check the The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium website for the most up-to-date information.

In the meantime, please visit our YouTube page to view past episides of our virtual planetarium shows via the link below.

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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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