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Marla Geha, awarded the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for teaching excellence in the natural sciences

Thu, 05/05/2022
In a ceremony held in the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning on May 5, Yale College Dean Marvin Chun read the nominating students’ words of praise: “Marla Geha,...

Priya Natarajan receives Liberty Science Center ‘Genius Award’

Mon, 05/02/2022
Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and of physics. who explores cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics, is being honored with a Liberty Science Center...

New, improved Dragonfly telescope is a galactic gas detector

Thu, 03/10/2022
The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array — designed by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum and the University of Toronto...

"Evolution of Stars and Gas in Galaxies" by Beatrice Tinsley now digitized

Mon, 03/07/2022
A classic and highly influential paper by the late Professor Beatrice Tinsley has been digitized and made available to a wider audience. The paper “Evolution of Stars and Gas...

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 (D-CT), Edward...

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...