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Yale Planet Hunter team discovers low-density planet that won't stick to a schedule

Wed, 10/29/2014
Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem.  The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 light...

A fireball in space reveals the nature of novae

Tue, 10/28/2014
For the first time, scientists have measured the size and structure of a nova’s nuclear blast as it happened — thanks, in part, to a Yale University astronomer’s timely...

Yale Astrophysics major program changes featured in Yale Daily News article

Mon, 10/27/2014
“In response to student feedback, the department made several changes that will go into effect this year, including changing the name of the Bachelor of Science degree from ‘...

Yale astronomers take over operation of MOST satellite to gain precision in exoplanet discovery

Thu, 10/09/2014
Yale exoplanet hunters will take over operation of the Canadian Microvariability Oscillation of STars (MOST) space satellite for the next two months from October 10th to...
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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...