Thank you, Arecibo!

In December, Astronomy 113 students had a rare opportunity to operate the Arecibo radio telescope as part of their hands-on exploration of the Universe.

Jan.10.2012 | Continue Reading »

Bob Mathieu Honored as AAAS Fellow

Astronomy Department chair Bob Mathieu has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dec.13.2011 | Continue Reading »

SALT Commissioning: Unique Proposals, Unique Experiences

Impressions from the first semester of commissioning of the Robert Stobie Spectrograph on the SALT telescope.

Nov.28.2011 | Continue Reading »

Washburn Observer

The Fall 2011 edition of the department newsletter is now available online

Nov.14.2011 | Continue Reading »

Blakesley Burkhart Wins Jansky Award

The 2011 Jansky Award of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department goes to Graduate Student Blakesley Burkhart.

Nov.02.2011 | Continue Reading »

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