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. Through April 2018, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by a challenge grant from the BOV and the faculty.

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 »

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 »

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