Hubble HSP on Display at Space Place

The High Speed Photometer (HSP), designed and built at UW-Madison and one of the original scientific instruments on board the Hubble Space Telescope, has returned to Madison and will be on display at Space Place.

Jul.17.2012 | Continue Reading »

Venus Transit at Washburn & Space Place

Hundreds of people gathered at UW-Madison’s historic Washburn Observatory and at the Astronomy Department’s Space Place Tuesday night to view the transit of Venus.

Jun.07.2012 | Continue Reading »

Washburn Observer

The spring 2012 issue of the department newsletter is now available online.

May.15.2012 | Continue Reading »

Washburn Telescope Gets Refurbished

The glass lenses on the Washburn Observatory telescope have been cleaned and refurbished for the first time since the telescope was commissioned in 1881.

May.14.2012 | Continue Reading »

Student Learning in the Planetarium

Grad student Paul Sell set out to investigate whether student learning improves if they have access to planetarium presentations.

Mar.23.2012 | Continue Reading »

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