Blue Straggler Secret Revealed by Hubble

UW Astronomers show that mysterious blue straggler stars form through mass transfer in binary systems by identifying white dwarf "corpses" of former companion stars with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Feb.27.2014 | Continue Reading »

Congratulations 2014 Astronomy PhDs!

Our 2014 graduating class will all take their newly minted Ph.D.s to prestigious postdoctoral fellowships. Congratulations Blakesley, Natalie, and Isak, we couldn't be prouder!

Feb.26.2014 | Continue Reading »

MaNGA Commissioning Underway

The first set of 17 IFUs for the Sloan IV MaNGA Survey has been installed at APO and commissioning is now underway. The IFUs were designed and tested at Washburn Labs under the leadership of Matt Bershady.

Feb.05.2014 | Continue Reading »

Claire Murray Wins Stebbins Award

Graduate student Claire Murray has won the Stebbins Award for her research on the warm neutral medium (WNM).

Dec.12.2013 | Continue Reading »

Natalie Gosnell Wins Jansky Award

Graduate student Natalie Gosnell has won the Jansky Award for her research on blue stragglers.

Dec.12.2013 | Continue Reading »

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