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New TED-Ed video on black holes has Yale astrophysics expertise
Thu, 09/20/2018
Fabio Pacucci, a Yale postdoctoral associate, has helped create an animated video about black holes for the educational website TED-Ed. The five-minute video, “Could...
Astronomical Society of the Pacific honors Pieter van Dokkum
Tue, 08/14/2018
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has honored Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum with the 2018 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award, which honors important research results based...
A New Frontier for Exoplanet Hunting
Wed, 07/18/2018
The first exoplanets were all found using the radial velocity method of measuring the “wobble” of a star — movement caused by the gravitational pull of an...
Greg Laughlin Named Kavli Lecturer for January 2019 Meeting
Mon, 06/25/2018
With support from the Kavli Foundation, the Vice-Presidents of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) name a special invited lecturer to kick off each semiannual AAS...

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Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium Image

The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium is open to the public for the following weekly events:

Two showings on Tuesday nights, 7pm and 8pm:
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Observing afterwards (at dusk), weather permitting.
Admission to Tuesday public shows is $5/person.  (Free for children under 13 and Yale students). To find out more about public events, please see the LFOP website.

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The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics, YSPA, is a 4-week residential enrichment program for rising juniors and seniors in high school.

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