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Yale astronomer named a 51 Pegasi b Fellow

Thu, 03/31/2022
Malena Rice, a graduating Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Astronomy, has been named a 51 Pegasi b Fellow by the...

New, improved Dragonfly telescope is a galactic gas detector

Thu, 03/10/2022
The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array — designed by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum and the University of Toronto...

"Evolution of Stars and Gas in Galaxies" by Beatrice Tinsley now digitized

Mon, 03/07/2022
A classic and highly influential paper by the late Professor Beatrice Tinsley has been digitized and made available to a wider audience. The paper “Evolution of Stars and Gas...

Bipartisan Group of Senators Recognizes Significant Contributions of the Arecibo Telescope

Fri, 12/03/2021
The iconic 305-meter radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory collapsed one year ago this week. [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Edward...

The race is on to erase space junk

Tue, 11/30/2021
Astrophysicist Marla Geha has been doing some trash talking lately. Nothing unseemly or untoward, to be sure. Just friendly reminders that orbiting garbage is starting to...

Searching for Earth 2.0? Zoom in on a star

Tue, 10/26/2021
Astronomers searching for Earth-like planets in other solar systems have made a breakthrough by taking a closer look at the surface of stars. A new technique developed by an...

Ph.D. Candidate Aritra Ghosh receives 2021 Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Awards

Fri, 10/22/2021
Yale Astronomy Ph.D. Candidate, Aritra Ghosh, has been selected to receive one of ten competitive Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Awards. This award is given out each year...