Star Tracker Catches Comet ISON

Watch this video of the Washburn Labs built Star Tracker 5000 delivering another flawless performance on a sounding rocket flight to observe comet ISON.

Nov.26.2013 | 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 »

Maggie Turnbull Searches for Life on Other Planets

From Antigo, Wisconsin, Maggie Turnbull (BS Astronomy 1998) searches for signs of extraterrestrial life.

Jun.17.2013 | Continue Reading »

NASA’s Spitzer Sees Milky Way’s Blooming Countryside

GLIMPSE 360 images show new views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy's more barren territories.

Jun.10.2013 | Continue Reading »

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