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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Graduate student Claire Murray has won the Stebbins Award for her research on the warm neutral medium (WNM).
Dec.12.2013 | Continue Reading »