SALT Digs Up Hot Gas Above Galaxy M83

UW grad student Erin Boettcher used the RSS spectrograph on SALT to detect and study ionized gas above and below the disk of Messier 83, a famous disk galaxy.

Aug.30.2017 | Continue Reading »

Magnetic Fields Halfway Across the Cosmos

UW Astronomers were part of a team that measured the magnetic field strength in a far-away galaxy, using a newly developed technique that involves gravitational lensing.

Aug.28.2017 | Continue Reading »

UW Undergrad Takes Stunning Sequence of Eclipse Images

See the 2017 solar eclipse unfold in a stunning series of images taken by Astronomy Major Lauren Laufman.

Aug.28.2017 | Continue Reading »

A Radio View od the 2017 Eclipse

See what it looks like when our small radio telescope atop Sterling Hall observes the eclipse

Aug.22.2017 | Continue Reading »

Astronomy Video Game Developed at UW–Madison Wins National People’s Choice Award

“At Play in the Cosmos,” an educational video game developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison with help from Rich Townsend, is the winner of the Third Annual Mashable + Games for Change People’s Choice Award.

Aug.18.2017 | Continue Reading »

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