GLIMPSE on Town Center Media Wall

The dramatic new infrared picture of the plane of our galaxy will be viewable through March 27 on the large media wall in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the UW-Madison campus.

Mar.20.2014 | Continue Reading »

Catch a GLIMPSE at TED

Using more than 2 million images collected by NASA’s orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of Wisconsin scientists has stitched together a dramatic 360-degree portrait of the Milky Way, providing new details of our galaxy’s structure and contents.

Mar.20.2014 | Continue Reading »

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 »

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