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Greg Laughlin Named Kavli Lecturer for January 2019 Meeting

Mon, 06/25/2018
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...

2018 Winners of Prestigious Hoffleit Research Fellowship Announced

Tue, 05/29/2018
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...
CARMA-NRO Orion Survey

A new map for a birthplace of stars

Wed, 05/16/2018
A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s Sun. The maps provide unprecedented detail of the structure of...

Priyamvada Natarajan receives the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize

Tue, 05/15/2018
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics, received the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for best book for “Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific...
Left to right: AYA Board of Governors Chair Rahul Prasad ’84 M.S., ’87 Ph.D.; honoree Professor Meg Urry; presenter Professor Akhil Reed Amar ’80, ’84 J.D.; honoree Professor Jay Gitlin ’71, ’74 Mus.M., ’02 Ph.D;. AYA Executive Director Weili Cheng ’77. (Photo credit: Tony Fiorini)

Urry honored with Lamar Faculty Award

Mon, 04/30/2018
Meg Urry is one of this year’s recipients of the Howard R. Lamar Faculty Awards, presented annually to faculty who have made significant contributions to alumni...

New study offers front-row seat to a galactic pile-up

Fri, 04/27/2018
Tim Miller, a doctoral candidate in astronomy, is first author of a new study in the journal Nature about the initial stirrings of a 14-galaxy collision in the distant...

Study: Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may have ‘unseen’ siblings

Tue, 04/24/2018
Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole (SMBH) exists at the core of a...