Screenshot of animation by Seligman and Laughlin

Yale astronomers create astronomical model inspired by helicopters

Thu, 10/12/2017
Yale researchers Darryl Seligman and Greg Laughlin have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments...
Milky Way Galaxy

Is the Milky Way an ‘outlier’ galaxy?

Wed, 09/20/2017
Yale Astronomy Professor Marla Geha’s SAGA survey indicates that the Milky Way galaxy may be unusual in its behavior, which is significant because many current models of the...
Solar Eclipse of 2013

Solar Eclipse brings 1500+ to Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Mon, 08/21/2017
Over 1500 people gathered in Farnham Gardens in front of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium on Monday, August 21, 2017 to watch the somewhat rare event of a...
Demo of 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill and are found orbiting only 1% of Sun-like stars.

A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new ‘hot Jupiter’ candidates

Thu, 07/06/2017
Sarah Millholland, GRD ‘22 and astronomy professor Greg Laughlin  have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a...

Countdown to EXPRES

Mon, 06/12/2017
The EXtreme PREcision Spectrograph (EXPRES), designed and built at Yale, will be the first spectrograph with the precision to detect analogs of our Earth around nearby stars...
Fabio Pucci and Laura Kreidberg

Two Yale affiliates win first IAU PhD Prize

Mon, 06/12/2017
A current Yale postdoctoral associate and a Yale College alumna have each been awarded the inaugural 2016 International Astronomical Union (IAU) PhD Prize for the following...
Photos of 2017 Winners Left: Lena Komarova, Right: Jack Neustadt

2017 Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship Winners

Mon, 06/05/2017
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...