05/17/2019 - Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2019! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud!
05/01/2019 - Congratulations to Prof. Xin Liu for being awarded the prestigious Arnold O.
04/25/2019 - The 2019 Astronomy Awards have been announced:
04/10/2019 - The Event Horizon Telescope Project announced that it has captured the first image of a black hole.
04/10/2019 - The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole.
03/26/2019 - Prof. Tony Wong spent some time recently at the Next Generation School teaching the STEAM students about telescopes.
03/21/2019 - Four professors, one instructor, and one TA are on the Fall 2018 Excellent Teacher list. Professors Bryan Dunne and Brian Fields were listed as Outstanding.
03/07/2019 - Illinois Prof Looney was among the science team that released a beautiful image of the dust inferred magnetic field in two galaxies.
02/21/2019 - Illinois Profs Looney and Crutcher and grad student Erin Cox were among the science team that released a beautiful image of the dust inferred magnetic field in the Orion nebula using SOFIA HA
02/21/2019 - Department of Astronomy Professor Charles Gammie has been selected for a prestigious Associate Research Appointment in the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) during the 2019-2020 academic year.
02/12/2019 - The Dark Energy Survey recently finished with observations (taken over 6 years and cataloging hundreds of millions of galaxies), and Illinois astronomers (including Profs.
11/29/2018 - Globular star clusters are favorite targets for amateur sky watchers.
11/16/2018 - Yixian Cao earned her PhD on November 15, 2018. The title of her defense was "Spatially Resolved Study of Molecular Isotopologue 13CO In Nearby Galaxies". Congratulations, Yixian!
10/25/2018 - Graduate student, Daniel George, successfully defended his thesis on Oct. 22, 2018.