‘Starry Night White House Watch Party’ looks to the sky from Leitner Observatory Oct. 19

Thu, 10/15/2015
The Astronomy Department has been invited by the White House to host a satellite “White House Astronomy Night” on Monday, October 19, 2015.  The “Starry Night Watch Party”...

Second annual Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale celebrates prize recipients

Mon, 09/28/2015
The Gruber Foundation and the Yale Departments of Astronomy and Physics will host some of the world’s leading cosmologists at a one-day conference Oct. 2. The conference,...
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Astronomy Department moves to Hillhouse Mansions

Fri, 08/21/2015
The Astronomy Department is moving to three mansions on Hillhouse Avenue that had been formerly occupied by the Yale School of Management.  The business office and physical...
Image of Hydra Galaxy Cluster

Sorting through thickets of stars in elliptical galaxies

Thu, 08/06/2015
A Yale University astronomer has helped untangle the cosmic knots of stars at the center of giant, elliptical galaxies.   Two studies, one led by Yale’s Grant Tremblay on...
Picture of Galaxy

Dust pillars of destruction reveal impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution

Mon, 07/27/2015
Yale astronomer Jeffrey Kenney has developed an unprecedented, clear snapshot of how powerful cosmic winds can blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and...
black hole picture

Astronomers find a massive black hole that outgrew its galaxy

Thu, 07/09/2015
An international team of astronomers, including the research group of C. Megan Urry at Yale, have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster...
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For an astronomer, an insect is as worthy of observation as the cosmos

Mon, 07/06/2015
As an astronomer, Pieter van Dokkum explores celestial marvels and mysteries, but one of the most wondrous sights he’s ever witnessed is much more earthly: the metamorphosis...