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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 »

Bat Astronomy

UW Astronomy Professor Sebastian Heinz and an international team of scientists have detected the largest and brightest X-ray light echo to date and used it to measure the distance to an important neutron star

Jun.23.2015 | Continue Reading »

Vilas Associates Award Aids Heinz in Distance Research

Dr. Sebastian Heinz will use the Vilas Associates Award to test improvements in distance measurements

Feb.02.2015 | Continue Reading »

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