Puzzle of how spiral galaxies get their arms comes into focus

UW-Madison astrophysicist sheds light on the question of where the arms in spiral galaxies like the Milky Way come from.

Apr.04.2013 | Continue Reading »

Take a Guided Tour of the International Space Station

Sunita Williams of NASA, departing Commander of the International Space Station, offers an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory.

Dec.03.2012 | Continue Reading »

Timelapse from Inside a Telescope

View the night sky from the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).

Nov.29.2012 | Continue Reading »

Hubble HSP on Display at Space Place

The High Speed Photometer (HSP), designed and built at UW-Madison and one of the original scientific instruments on board the Hubble Space Telescope, has returned to Madison and will be on display at Space Place.

Jul.17.2012 | Continue Reading »

Venus Transit at Washburn & Space Place

Hundreds of people gathered at UW-Madison’s historic Washburn Observatory and at the Astronomy Department’s Space Place Tuesday night to view the transit of Venus.

Jun.07.2012 | Continue Reading »

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