WHAM Sky Survey: Public Release

The first all-sky kinematic survey of ionized gas in the Milky Way is now available for download to the community.

Mar.17.2017 | Continue Reading »

Star Tracker Guides Rocket to Success

The Wisconsin-built Star Tracker 5000 did it again: it guided the Polar Night Nitric Oxide or PolarNOx payload atop a Black Brant IX sounding rocket for a successful observation of Earth's atmosphere, launching from Alaska.

Jan.31.2017 | Continue Reading »

Get ready for fireworks

Hubble observes dazzling star formation in "Skyrocket" galaxy. A team of researchers including UW-Madison's Jay Gallagher, are watching this tadpole galaxy eat pristine cosmic gas to make new stars.

Jun.29.2016 | Continue Reading »

SAMS Helps SALT See

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) recently received an upgrade to its mirror segments.

May.27.2016 | Continue Reading »

The Fall 2015 Washburn Observer

Read our latest newsletter, with exciting science, updates on department news, stories about the impact your gift makes, and much more.

Dec.21.2015 | Continue Reading »

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