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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...

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 each year...

Debra Fischer to lead NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences

Fri, 10/01/2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Debra Fischer, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, director of its Division of...

Priyamvada Natarajan joins the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University as External PI

Wed, 09/01/2021
In recognition of her seminal contributions and on-going exciting research program investigating the formation, feeding and feedback from supermassive black holes in the...

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 contained little or no...