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Scientists spot two galaxies moving into the Milky Way from the cosmic countryside

Thu, 08/11/2016
Researchers have found two, faint dwarf galaxies that traveled from the remote hinterlands of space to the brighter lights of the more “cosmopolitan” Milky Way. Yale...
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Astrophysics undergraduate wins Jefferson Award for public service

Thu, 07/14/2016
Yale astrophysics undergradauate Sophia Sánchez-Maes ’19 has been awarded the Jefferson Award for Outstanding National or Global Service by a Young American 25 or Under for...

Hitomi mission finds a quiet space in the heart of the Perseus cluster

Wed, 07/06/2016
In its brief time gathering data this year, the Hitomi X-ray Observatory discovered something quite serene: the calm core in a massive cluster of galaxies. Scientists from...

Black hole has an appetite for cold, cosmic rain

Wed, 06/08/2016
A Yale-led team of astronomers found a supermassive black hole about to devour clouds of cold, clumpy gas hurtling toward it. The discovery offers new insight into the way...

Short version of "Astronomy at Yale" film now available online

Thu, 06/02/2016
A short (3 minute) version of the acclaimed 23-minute film Astronomy at Yale is now available for viewing on Yale’s YouTube channel.   The film shows how Yale...
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Winners of prestigious Hoffleit Scholarship announced

Tue, 05/31/2016
The Yale Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship has been awarded to Saki Kamon and Nora Martin. This year...

Graduating seniors Badenas and El-Badry jointly awarded 2016 Beckwith Prize

Mon, 05/23/2016
The Yale Astronomy Department has awarded the George Beckwith prize this year to Mariona Badenas, ‘16 B.S. and Kareem el-Badry, ‘16 B.S. The George Beckwith Prize was...