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 »

First Light for Two New WIYN Instruments

Congratulations to Washburn Labs on a world premiere: the flawless delivery, installation, and inauguration of the first ever adaptive fiber IFUs for the WIYN telescope.

Nov.15.2013 | Continue Reading »

Nick Pingel Investigates Turbulence of Starless Molecular Cloud

UW-Madison Astronomy Department grad Nick Pingel's (May 2013) first-author publication, "Characterizing the Turbulent Properties of the Starless Molecular Cloud MBM16," has been accepted for publication by the Astrophysical Journal.

Nov.14.2013 | Continue Reading »

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