MaNGA Commissioning Underway

The first set of 17 IFUs for the Sloan IV MaNGA Survey has been installed at APO and commissioning is now underway. The IFUs were designed and tested at Washburn Labs under the leadership of Matt Bershady.

Feb.05.2014 | Continue Reading »

Star Tracker Profiled in UW Video Release

A Video released by the UW press office details the Star Tracker 5000 and its recent performance in guiding a sounding rocket to a successful observation of comet ISON.

Dec.09.2013 | Continue Reading »

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 »

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