WIYN ODI Observes Galactic Intruder

UW Astronomer Ralf Kotulla caught the amazingly fast comet as it zipped through the solar system. Check out our press release!

Nov.16.2017 | Continue Reading »

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…

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 »

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"Structural Dynamics Challenges in Launch: How can we get things to space without shaking them to death?"

Prof. Matt Allen, UW-Madison Engineering Physics

Space Place; Dec.12.2017 | Details »

Colloquium 12/14/2017—TBD


Colloquium; Dec.14.2017 | Details »

Party With the Stars

Space Place; Dec.15.2017 | Details »

Saturday Science Workshop

Space Place; Dec.16.2017 | Details »

Washburn Public Observing

Washburn; Dec.20.2017 | Details »

Saturday Science Workshop

Space Place; Jan.06.2018 | Details »

"The History of a Simply Perfect Telescope: The Burnham Telescope"

Dr. Jim Lattis, Director, UW Space Place

Space Place; Jan.09.2018 | Details »

Saturday Science Workshop

Space Place; Jan.13.2018 | Details »

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