Star Tracker Guides Rocket to Success

The Wisconsin-built Star Tracker 5000 did it again: it guided the Polar Night Nitric Oxide or PolarNOx payload atop a Black Brant IX sounding rocket for a successful observation of Earth's atmosphere, launching from Alaska.

Jan.31.2017 | Continue Reading »

Snezana Stanimirovic Named 2017 Vilas Associate

UW-Astronomy Professor Snezana Stanimirovic was named a 2017 Vilas Associate - congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

Jan.17.2017 | Continue Reading »

The Fall 2016 Washburn Observer

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

Dec.21.2016 | Continue Reading »

Filaments and Swirls in a Massive Galaxy

With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of scientists including Jay Gallagher and Ellen Zweibel have imaged the messy gas in the galaxy NGC 4696.

Dec.07.2016 | Continue Reading »

Bautz Lecturer to Discuss Galactic Archeology

Celebrated German Astrophysicist Eva Graebel, the 2016 Bautz Lecturer, will discuss how to study the history of galaxies based on their current state in a public presentation at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Please join us on November 16 for this intriguing event.

Nov.04.2016 | Continue Reading »

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