New study offers front-row seat to a galactic pile-up

Fri, 04/27/2018
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...

Study: Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Tue, 04/24/2018
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

Researchers find a galaxy without dark matter

Wed, 03/28/2018
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...
Extreme Precision Spectrometer (EXPRES) Image

Yale’s EXPRES instrument ready to find the next Earth analog

Wed, 03/14/2018
A new, ground-based spectrometer designed and built at Yale represents the most powerful step yet in the effort to identify Earth-sized planets in neighboring solar systems....

Tinsley Award winner announced

Thu, 03/01/2018
Sarah Millholland is the winner of this year’s Tinsley Award for the best Astronomy paper by a Yale Graduate student for her paper “Supervised Learning Detection of Sixty Non...

American Astronomical Society (AAS) names Debra Fischer as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer

Wed, 02/21/2018
With support from the Kavli Foundation, the Vice-Presidents of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) name a special invited lecturer to kick off each semiannual AAS meeting...

Samantha Berek, ‘20 selected as Brooke Owens Fellow

Fri, 02/16/2018
Yale Astrophysics major Samantha Berek (Class of 2020) has been selected as Brooke Owens Fellow and will be interning at Bryce Space and Technology this summer....