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 2017, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, but 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 »

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 »

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