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Giant Planet Orbiting Tiny White Dwarf

Brand new UW-Madison Professor Andrew Vanderburg and his team discovered the first known gas giant planet in close orbit around a white dwarf star, published in the 09/16/2020 edition of Nature. The discovery has important implications for planetary…

Sep.16.2020 | Continue Reading »

UW Astronomy on the Cover of Nature

UW astronomers published research on the Magellanic Stream that is featured on the cover of the September 10, 2020 issue of Nature.

Sep.10.2020 | Continue Reading »

Congratulations, Chambliss and Sigma-Xi Winner Anthony Taylor

UW-Madison Astronomy grad student wins AAS Chambliss and Sigma-Xi Grant.

Jun.15.2020 | Continue Reading »

Statement Against Systemic Racism and in Support of the Black Community

As a department, it is our duty to create an academic climate that welcomes and supports all people, and that specifically and explicitly includes people from marginalized communities. We condemn the senseless killing of George Floyd, and countless…

Jun.10.2020 | Continue Reading »

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Events

Illuminating the Chemistry of Planet Formation with X-ray Flares

Ilse Cleeves, University of Virginia

Colloquium; Oct.29.2020 | Details »

The Experiment for Cryogenic Large-aperture Intensity Mapping (EXCLAIM)

Eric Switzer, NASA/Goddard

Colloquium; Nov.05.2020 | Details »

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