Rocket Launch Successful

The June 5 launch of a NASA sounding rocket carrying the UW's Star Tracker 5000 was successful.

Jul.02.2013 | Continue Reading »

WORT’s “Radio Astronomy” Delivers Astro News to Public

The Astronomy Department's weekly 5-minute "Radio Astronomy" show airs on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison's community radio station, at approximately 6:50 pm Tuesdays.

Jul.01.2013 | Continue Reading »

Britt Lundgren Does Absorbing Work

NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Britt Lundgren is an expert on quasar absorption lines and uses them to study how galaxies evolve in terms of their gas content.

Jun.25.2013 | Continue Reading »

Undergraduate Non-Majors Present Planetarium Shows

Honors students in the introductory Astronomy 103 course gave 15-minute planetarium presentations to a group of their classmates.

Jun.24.2013 | Continue Reading »

Maggie Turnbull Searches for Life on Other Planets

From Antigo, Wisconsin, Maggie Turnbull (BS Astronomy 1998) searches for signs of extraterrestrial life.

Jun.17.2013 | Continue Reading »

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