Collision helped make the Milky Way — and now we know when

Mon, 01/13/2020
Thanks to some astrophysical sleuthing, researchers have pinpointed an early galactic merger that helped shape the Milky Way. The merger — a collision, actually — happened 11...

New image offers close-up view of interstellar comet

Tue, 11/26/2019
Yale astronomers Pieter van Dokkum, Cheng-Han Hsieh, Shany Danieli, and Gregory Laughlin have taken a new, close-up image of the interstellar comet 2l/Borisov.  2l/Borisov,...

Astro Undergrad Majors Recognized in First Annual Hoodie Ceremony

Fri, 11/22/2019
The Yale Astronomy Department officially recognized undergraduate majors in Astronomy and Astrophysics in its first annual hoodie ceremony on Friday, November 22, 2019. ...

Katherine Melbourne '20 wins James B. Willett Education Memorial Scholarship

Mon, 11/18/2019
The Universities Space Research Association (USRA) announced the winners of the prestigious annual Distinguished Undergraduate Awards to recognize and develop promising...

Physics and Astronomy Webinar: Thursday, Nov. 21

Thu, 11/14/2019
Learn more about our PhD programs and application from faculty and students. Click here to view the webinar from Thursday, November 21st.
Supermassive Black Hole

Growing old together: a sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies

Mon, 09/30/2019
Some relationships are written in the stars. That’s definitely the case for supermassive black holes and their host galaxies, according to a new study from Yale University....

Get ready for more interstellar objects, Yale astronomers say

Thu, 09/26/2019
Gregory Laughlin and Malena Rice weren’t exactly surprised a few weeks ago when they learned that a second interstellar object had made its way into our solar system. The...