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Two Yale affiliates win first IAU PhD Prize

Mon, 06/12/2017
A current Yale postdoctoral associate and a Yale College alumna have each been awarded the inaugural 2016 International Astronomical Union (IAU) PhD Prize for the following...
Photos of 2017 Winners Left: Lena Komarova, Right: Jack Neustadt

2017 Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship Winners

Mon, 06/05/2017
After a rigorous application process, the Yale Department of Astronomy is pleased to announce that the Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship has been awarded to...
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Angelo Ricarte, GRD ‘19, awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Wed, 05/31/2017
Angelo Ricarte, GRD ‘19, has been awarded the 2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) in Astrophysics Research for his PhD thesis The Assembly of Ultra-Massive...
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Pacucci awarded Livio Gratton prize

Wed, 05/31/2017
Fabio Pacucci, Yale postdoctoral associate, has been awarded the Livio Gratton prize for the best PhD thesis in astronomy from an Italian institution for his dissertation The...

Graduating seniors Chambers and Ment jointly awarded 2017 Beckwith Prize

Mon, 05/22/2017
The Yale Astronomy Department has awarded the George Beckwith prize this year to Lauren Chambers, ‘17 B.S. and Kristo Ment ‘17 B.S. The George Beckwith Prize was established...

Yale Astronomer Finds a ‘Lost’ Planet

Sat, 04/01/2017
Yale astronomers have discovered a “lost” planet that is nearly the size of Neptune and tucked away in a solar system 3,000 light years from Earth. The new planet, Kepler-150...