Grad student Yu-Ching Chen discovers rare dual quasar at cosmic noon
A team led by Illinois astronomers Yu-Ching Chen, Prof. Xin Liu and Prof. Yue Shen discovered a rare dual quasar system when the Universe was only 3 billion years old. Their findings are reported in the April 5 issue of Nature. Read more here.
Illinois astronomers help capture first image of Milky Way's black hole
Congratulations to Prof. Gammie and his team as part of the international collaboration that just released the first image of the accretion disk surrounding the supermassive Black Hole at the center of our Galaxy. It's a great achievement. Read about it here
Help celebrate our centennial by reaching for the stars. In celebration of the department’s centennial, we’re asking for your help to replenish the department’s annual fund. Our goal is 100 gifts for 100 years.
Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2023!
May 2023: Anya Abraham, Rithika Baskar, Simon Boyle, Qifeng Cheng, Philip Coady. Itay Gozalzani, Zhongxing Hu, Kitetsu Kaku, Ilia Kiato, Aaron Koller, Tanushree Kumar, Caleb Lair, Jay Mahajan, Lily Mrazek, Alexander Newman, Yunsuk Oh, Michael...
Congratulations to Prof. Xin Liu for being named a Norman P. Jones Professorial Scholar! This is a college award based upon her outstanding contribution to the college’s educational mission including research, teaching, service, and diversity and inclusion.
Congratulations to Prof. Gautham Narayan for being awarded the Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors (LEAP) Award! This is a college award based upon his outstanding contribution to the college’s educational mission including research, teaching, citizenship, and diversity and inclusion.
The annual Girl's Astronomy Summer Camp returns this year. High school students entering 10th to 12th grades are encouraged to attend. The dates are June 26 and 27. More information, including the link to the application can be found here.