Velocity Gradients in Nature

UW Astronomers have developed a more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying interstellar magnetic fields — one of the most potent forces in nature, which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond.

Jun.10.2019 | Continue Reading »

WIYN Open Cluster Survey Takes 100,000th spectrum!

The UW-Madison WOCS (WIYN telescope Open Cluster Study) team that studies stars in open clusters in the Milky Way has recently recorded its 100,000th spectrum!

Dec.14.2017 | Continue Reading »

WIYN ODI Observes Galactic Intruder

UW Astronomer Ralf Kotulla caught the amazingly fast comet as it zipped through the solar system. Check out our press release!

Nov.16.2017 | Continue Reading »

Help Us Put SALT on a “High Fiber Diet”

Will you help us build a new instrument for SALT? Our Washburn Labs Team devised an ingenious way to turn SALT's Robert Stobie Multi-Object Spectrograph into an Integral Field Spectrograph. Adopt one of 44 remaining fibers by giving $100 or more.

Nov.12.2017 | Continue Reading »

Tim Haines wins prize at “Thin, Thick and Dark Disks” Conference

Graduate student Tim Haines has been awarded a prize from the Institute Franscini and the University of Zurich at the Conference "Thin, Thick and Dark Disks", in Ascona Switzerland, in recognition of the best oral presentation of the Conference.

Aug.03.2017 | Continue Reading »

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