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"Star Gazing at the Yale Observatory" featured on CT STYLE

Tue, 10/20/2015
Dr. Michael Faison, the Director of Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium spoke to CT STYLE about Yale’s White House Astronomy Night star watch party...

Yale Postdoc's paper illuminates possible history of strange star; sparks viral speculation of alien evidence

Tue, 10/20/2015
Yale Postdoctoral Associate Tabetha Boyajian has found an explanation for a very unusual star found by Planet Hunters, a team of citizen-scientists founded in 2010 to analyze...

Yale Astronomers invited to White House Astronomy Night

Mon, 10/19/2015
The White House invited members of the Yale community to the White House Astronomy Night in Washington, DC on October 19, 2015, including: undergraduate Astrophysics major...

‘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...
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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...