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Hoffleit Scholars 2018
May 29, 2018
After a rigorous application process, the Yale Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship has been awarded to...
CARMA-NRO Orion Survey
May 16, 2018
A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s Sun. The maps provide unprecedented detail of the structure of...
“Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos” (Yale University Press).
May 15, 2018
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics, received the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book for “Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific...
April 30, 2018
Meg Urry is one of this year’s recipients of the Howard R. Lamar Faculty Awards, presented annually to faculty who have made significant contributions to alumni programs and...
This figure highlights galaxies discovered by ALMA that are evolving into a galaxy cluster. The outer field is from data taken by the Hershel Space Observatory. The middle image, from a survey by the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Telescope, uncovered the distant galactic source that revealed 14 galaxies.
April 27, 2018
Tim Miller, a doctoral candidate in astronomy, is first author of a new study in the journal Nature about the initial stirrings of a 14-galaxy collision in the distant...
April 25, 2018
Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists at the core of a...
Ghostly Galaxy NGC 1052-DF2
March 28, 2018
A Yale-led research team has discovered a galaxy that contains no dark matter — a finding that confirms the possibility of dark matter as a separate material elsewhere in the...

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