Happy Anniversary, OAO-2

Today, December 7, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-2. Read the story on UW News with quotes from original team members, reflection on the importance of OAO-2, and Wisconsin's role in changing space astronomy. And join us tonight at UW Space Place for the celebration.

Dec.07.2018 | Continue Reading »

The Fall 2018 Washburn Observer

Read our latest newsletter, with exciting science, updates on department news, stories about the impact your gift makes, and much more.

Nov.28.2018 | Continue Reading »

Celebrate With Us!

Join us at Space Place on December 7, 2018 to celebrate the 50th launch anniversary of the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-2, the first successful space observatory in the modern sense, which paved the way for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Nov.23.2018 | Continue Reading »

Welcome, ‘18/‘19 Class of Grad Students!

We are thrilled to welcome the incoming class of graduate students, Andrew Nine, Anthony Taylor, Dan Rybarczyk, Frabcisco Ley, Ka-Ho Yuen, Melissa, Morris, and Teva Ilan, to the department,

Sep.18.2018 | Continue Reading »

The Silver Domes of Sterling Hall

Painters just finished putting a shiny new coat of reflective observatory paint on the three telescope domes atop Sterling Hall.

Jul.16.2018 | Continue Reading »

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