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HITS-Yale Program in Astrophysics initiative announces first Tschira Fellows

Thu, 02/18/2016
The HITS-Yale Program in Astrophysics (HYPA) is a new initiative, sponsored by the Klaus Tschira Foundation to foster collaboration between astronomers at the Heidelberg...

Yale has a front-row seat for a new, international space mission: ASTRO-H

Thu, 02/04/2016
A new science satellite, the ASTRO-H X-ray Observatory, will blast into the cosmos this month with a full payload of Yale University expertise. The project, led by the Japan...
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Yale Astronomy Department launches Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics

Wed, 11/25/2015
The Yale Astronomy Department is pleased to announce the first annual Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics (YSPA), to be held at Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and...
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Basu elected Fellow of AAAS

Mon, 11/23/2015
Professor Sarbani Basu has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to recognize her work in the field of Astronomy. According...
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We’ve got the beat: Astronomers measure the pulse of a distant galaxy

Mon, 11/16/2015
For the first time, astronomers at Yale and Harvard have measured the effect that pulsating, older red stars have on the light of their surrounding galaxy. The findings are...
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Growing pains in a cluster of protostars

Wed, 11/04/2015
A Yale-led study has found a cluster of young stars that develop in distinct, episodic spurts. It is the first time astronomers have seen such a growth pattern within a star...

Smallest galaxies are yielding big answers

Thu, 10/22/2015
An international research team led by Yale University postdoctoral researcher Hakim Atek recently discovered more than 250 distant galaxies, including some of the faintest,...