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Tinsley Award winner announced

Thu, 03/01/2018
Sarah Millholland is the winner of this year’s Tinsley Award for the best Astronomy paper by a Yale Graduate student for her paper “Supervised Learning Detection of Sixty Non...

American Astronomical Society (AAS) names Debra Fischer as Kavli Foundation Plenary Lecturer

Wed, 02/21/2018
With support from the Kavli Foundation, the Vice-Presidents of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) name a special invited lecturer to kick off each semiannual AAS meeting...

Samantha Berek, ‘20 selected as Brooke Owens Fellow

Fri, 02/16/2018
Yale Astrophysics major Samantha Berek (Class of 2020) has been selected as Brooke Owens Fellow and will be interning at Bryce Space and Technology this summer....

Christopher Spalding, Ph.D. awarded second 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

Wed, 01/31/2018
Growing up surrounded by the idyllic landscape of Northern Ireland fostered Christopher Spalding’s curiosity about the natural world and the physical laws that explain it....

Sarbani Basu wins 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize

Thu, 01/11/2018
The American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division has awarded the 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize to Department of Astronomy professor and chair Sarbani Basu. The...

Black holes, gravitational waves take Yale prof to NASA’s LISA mission

Tue, 01/09/2018
NASA has named professor of astronomy and physics Priyamvada Natarajan to its team of U.S. scientists lending expertise on gravitational waves and astrophysics for the...

A new approach for detecting planets in the Alpha Centauri system

Mon, 12/18/2017
Yale astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there. According to a study...