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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...
Dark Matter Map

Dark Matter Mapped

Fri, 03/03/2017
ScienceDaily has an exciting article about an advance made by a team of astronomers led by Yale professor Priyamvada Natarajan:  “One of the highest-resolution maps of dark...

Debra Fischer recognized for breaking limits in science and life

Fri, 02/03/2017
ScienceLine recently published an article recognizing Yale Astronomy Professor Debra Fischer. The article states: “Listening to Fischer lecturing undergraduates in an...

Songhu Wang awarded inaugural 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

Wed, 01/25/2017
Yale Astronomy postdoctoral associate Songhu Wang has been awarded the inaugural 51 Pegasi b Fellowship by the Heising-Simons Foundation. He will join a group of three other...