February 2023 News

Images of three candidate massive galaxies, seen 500-800 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxies have a similar number of stars as the Milky Way, but they look different: the stars are packed very tightly together. These images are a composite of separate exposures taken by the James Webb Space Telescope using the NIRCam instrument. Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, I. Labbe (Swinburne University of Technology). Image processing: G. Brammer (Niels Bohr Institute’s Cosmic Dawn Center at the University of Copen

Early universe may be ‘teeming’ with bright galaxies, new data reveals

Wed, 02/22/2023
The Milky Way just learned it has a bunch of much older siblings. New data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed that the universe produced star-filled...

Astronomers take a deeper, detailed look at a distant galaxy ‘megacluster’

Wed, 02/15/2023
Say cheese, Pandora. An international team of astronomers, including researchers from Yale, has unveiled the latest deep field image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (...

Leitner observatory re-opens planetarium theater

Mon, 02/06/2023
Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium recently resumed a full schedule of planetarium shows. Stargazing on Science Hill is back at full strength. Yale’s Leitner...