Help Us Put SALT on a High “Fiber Diet”

Will you help us build a new instrument for SALT? Our Washburn Labs Team devised an ingenious way to turn SALT's Robert Stobie Multi-Object Spectrograph into an Integral Field Spectrograph. Through April 2017, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, but a challenge grant from the BOV and the faculty.

Nov.12.2017 | Continue Reading »

The Fall 2017 Washburn Observer

Read our latest newsletter, with exciting science, updates on department news, stories about life as an astronomer, and much more.

Oct.26.2017 | Continue Reading »

Welcome ‘17/‘18 Class of Grad Students!

We are thrilled to welcome the incoming class of graduate students, Aaron Lopez, Catherine Witherspoon, and Joshua Oppor, to the department,

Oct.05.2017 | Continue Reading »

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 »

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