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Astronomy Department co-hosts Gruber Prize conference

Mon, 09/29/2014
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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Planet Hunters v2.0 now online

Thu, 09/18/2014
A team, led by Professor Debra Fischer, has just released Planet Hunters v2.0, a new version of their previous successful “Zooniverse” site, which enables the public to...

YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship Invites Applications

Thu, 09/11/2014
The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics, to be awarded to a young...

Yale scientists see the birth of a massive galaxy, hidden by dust

Wed, 08/27/2014
Graduate student Erica Nelson and her collaborators have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the cores of the universe’s monster galaxies, obscured...

How do you feed a hungry quasar?

Thu, 08/07/2014
The universe’s oldest, brightest beacons may have gorged themselves in the dense, cold, gas flows of the early cosmos — creating a kind of energy drink for infant black holes...

Through the cosmic looking glass: Astronomers confirm farthest lensing galaxy

Thu, 07/31/2014
Ivelina Momcheva, a Yale postdoctoral researcher, sifted through a maze of data, piecing together clues that allowed her and her colleagues to confirm the existence of a...

Charting the heavens like never before, via Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Wed, 07/16/2014
Yale University scientists are involved all of the major aspects of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an initiative that spans four continents and includes 200 astronomers at...