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Cold quasars could rewrite our understanding of a galaxy’s lifecycle

Thu, 06/13/2019
Astronomers have discovered a new class of “cold quasars” that could change our perception of how galaxies mature. The discovery was announced June 12 at the annual meeting...

2019 Winners of Prestigious Hoffleit Research Fellowship Announced

Mon, 06/03/2019
After a rigorous application process, the Yale Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship has been awarded...

A welcoming place for women in Yale astrophysics

Tue, 05/21/2019
The same day she took her last final at Yale, Katie Melbourne ’19 B.S. caught a flight home to Iowa to present at the annual convention of the North Central Region of the...

Debra Fischer, awarded the Dylan Hixon '88 Prize for teaching excellence in the natural sciences

Wed, 05/08/2019
Debra Fischer is one of five faculty members honored with prizes for exceptional teaching. Yale College Dean Marvin Chun said,  “Debra Fischer, professor of astronomy, you...

Yale astronomer helps create ‘history book’ image of the universe

Thu, 05/02/2019
Astronomers have assembled a mosaic of nearly 7,500 images of one part of the sky, creating the largest and most comprehensive history book of the universe. The Hubble Legacy...
A still image from the “Lunatick” a virtual reality experience (Courtesy of Antony Gormley Studio and Acute Art)

Strolling on the lunar surface — with some help from a Yale professor

Wed, 04/03/2019
Priyamvada Natarajan has perfected her moonwalk. After years of envisioning the inner workings of quasars and mapping out the likelihood of dark matter, Natarajan has cast...

New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

Fri, 03/29/2019
A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no dark matter. In 2018, the researchers published their original study about...