Star Tracker Profiled in UW Video Release

A Video released by the UW press office details the Star Tracker 5000 and its recent performance in guiding a sounding rocket to a successful observation of comet ISON.

Dec.09.2013 | Continue Reading »

Blast From Past Dates Youngest Known Neutron Star Binary

UW-Madison Professor Sebastian Heinz and his team report the discovery of a new supernova remnant, showing that it hosts the youngest known X-ray binary.

Dec.05.2013 | Continue Reading »

Star Tracker Catches Comet ISON

Watch this video of the Washburn Labs built Star Tracker 5000 delivering another flawless performance on a sounding rocket flight to observe comet ISON.

Nov.26.2013 | Continue Reading »

Elena D’Onghia Participates in Frontiers of Science Symposium

Assistant Professor Elena D'Onghia was among the top young scientists selected to participate in the US Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium.

Nov.21.2013 | Continue Reading »

“Expanding Your Horizons” Introduces Middle School Girls to STEM Careers

The Astronomy Department introduced 31 middle school girls to the life of an astronomer at a UW "Expanding Your Horizons" event.

Nov.19.2013 | Continue Reading »

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