In the News

Going the distance to confirm a galaxy with almost no dark matter
Thu, 06/17/2021
Three years ago, a team of astronomers led by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum surprised the scientific community with the discovery of a far-off galaxy that...
Sarbani Basu named William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Astronomy
Mon, 05/10/2021
Sarbani Basu, whose discoveries have changed our understanding of the structure of the sun and the properties of stars, has been appointed the William K. Lanman, Jr....
National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members
Mon, 04/26/2021
National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members — Including a Record Number of Women — Debra Fischer, Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is one of the...
Dazzling dispatches from the heart of a galaxy
Wed, 04/14/2021
Mislav Baloković, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, has a prime viewing spot for the most famous black hole humans have ever seen....

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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

Public Outreach

Join us for an outdoor session on the LFOP observing deck on Tuesdays, (weather permitting) from 8:45pm to 10pm. 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.

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Open Faculty Position

The Department of Astronomy at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Astronomy. We are especially interested in candidates focused on the study of exoplanets. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2022.

The application deadline is Monday, November 1, 2021. 

Astronomy at Yale

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Yale Department of Astronomy

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New Haven, CT 06520-8101 USA

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Phone:  (203) 432-3000
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