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  • 01/13/2022 - Prof. Leslie Looney discusses near Earth asteroids in...

  • 01/10/2022 - Congratulations to Prof. Brian Fields for being on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students in Fall 2021 for ASTR - Stellar Astrophysics...

  • 01/07/2022 -                       Congratulations to Astronomy major Signe Mason! She was awarded a $1,000...

  • 12/21/2021 - Professor Leslie Looney, among others, warns about the long term concern of killer asteroids and comets....

  • 12/13/2021 - Congratulations to graduate student Alex Gagliano for winning the inaugural Lew Snyder Graduate Student Travel Award. Alex will be attending the conference "Exploring the Transient Universe with the...

  • 11/05/2021 - Sreevani Jarugula is among the ALMA scientists who detected signs of water in the Universe. Read...

  • 10/27/2021 - Visit https://dixongraphics.printavo.com/merch/department-of-astronomy to purchase Astronomy branded apparel.

  • 10/04/2021 - Prof. Charles Gammie will be giving a lecture on Black Holes on October 7, 11:00 am. The Center for Advanced Studies is sponsoring this talk. Click...

  • 09/09/2021 - Astronomy professor Xin Liu has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Xin!

  • 09/07/2021 - Professor Yue Shen will be giving a lecture on Black Holes on September 16, 11:00 am. The Center for Advanced Studies is sponsoring this talk. Read...

  • 08/27/2021 - Although we would have loved to invite everyone back to campus to celebrate our 100th anniversary, with the pandemic it was not possible. Instead, we held a virtual celebration of the Department of...

  • 08/12/2021 - Congratulations to Alex Gagliano, NSF Graduate Fellow at Astronomy Illinois for winning the "Best Student Paper" award at The American Statistical Association Astrostatistics Interest Group 2021...

  • 07/20/2021 - High school students got first-hand experience studying space and the Universe last week through the Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp run by the Department of...

  • 07/01/2021 - Congratulations to Patrick Mullen for successfully defending his PhD thesis Wednesday, June 30.

  • 06/16/2021 - Congratulations to Jennifer Li for successfully defending her thesis on Tuesday, June 15!