Blast From Past Dates Youngest Known Neutron Star Binary

UW-Madison Professor Sebastian Heinz and his team report the discovery of a new supernova remnant, showing that it hosts the youngest known X-ray binary.

Dec.05.2013 | Continue Reading »

First Light for Two New WIYN Instruments

Congratulations to Washburn Labs on a world premiere: the flawless delivery, installation, and inauguration of the first ever adaptive fiber IFUs for the WIYN telescope.

Nov.15.2013 | Continue Reading »

New Campus Supercomputer Simulates Stellar Migration

UW-Astronomy postdoc Carlos Vera-Ciro and Assistant Professor Elena D'Onghia have just completed the first massively parallel scientific simulation at the new UW-Madison supercomputer.

Aug.04.2013 | Continue Reading »

Making a Galaxy in only 1 Million Hours

Watch what took billions of years in real life in just 2:16 min from the comfort of your chair!

Nov.20.2012 | Continue Reading »

UW Astro in Nature: How Blue Stragglers Stay Young

A study on how mysterious blue straggler stars stay young by Department Chair Bob Mathieu and UW alumnus Aaron Geller in the October 20 edition of Nature.

Oct.20.2011 | Continue Reading »

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