Sarbani Basu wins 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize

Thu, 01/11/2018
The American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division has awarded the 2018 George Ellery Hale Prize to Department of Astronomy professor and chair Sarbani Basu. The...

Black holes, gravitational waves take Yale prof to NASA’s LISA mission

Tue, 01/09/2018
NASA has named professor of astronomy and physics Priyamvada Natarajan to its team of U.S. scientists lending expertise on gravitational waves and astrophysics for the...

A new approach for detecting planets in the Alpha Centauri system

Mon, 12/18/2017
Yale astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there. According to a study...
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‘Million-Dollar Professor’ to build community of warrior-scholar scientists

Wed, 12/13/2017
Marla Geha has been selected for a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professorship for her project entitled “The Warrior-Scholar Project: Creating an Army of Veteran...
Michal Faison at Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Faison: Bringing the Cosmos to the Classroom

Mon, 10/30/2017
On a quiet evening, under a cloudless night sky, residents of New Haven wend their way up Prospect Street. Atop Science Hill, the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium ...
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Yale astronomers create astronomical model inspired by helicopters

Thu, 10/12/2017
Yale researchers Darryl Seligman and Greg Laughlin have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments...
Milky Way Galaxy

Is the Milky Way an ‘outlier’ galaxy?

Wed, 09/20/2017
Yale Astronomy Professor Marla Geha’s SAGA survey indicates that the Milky Way galaxy may be unusual in its behavior, which is significant because many current models of the...