09/05/2019 - The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration has won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by mea
08/26/2019 - Professor Yue Shen has been promoted to Associate Professor of Astronomy. Congratulations, Yue!
07/31/2019 - Congratulations to astronomy graduate student Jennifer Li on being selected to receive a 2019-20 NASA/Illinois Space Grant Consortium Fellowship!
07/31/2019 - We are happy to welcome our new Assistant Professor Gautham Narayan to the Department. Professor Narayan’s research is at the intersection of cosmology, astrophysics, and data science.
07/25/2019 - Taylor Tobin earned her PhD on July 15, 2019.
07/16/2019 - Fifty years ago this month, human beings first walked on another world. Join Illinois Astronomers to celebrate this achievement.
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