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 - Prof. Joaquin Vieira's lab is the center of activity for the new camera at the South Pole Telescope. Read more.
10/25/2018 - Graduate student, Daniel George, successfully defended his thesis on Oct. 22, 2018.
09/26/2018 - Join the Astronomy Department at the Observatory on Friday, September 28, 2018 for an evening of conversations about the Universe and viewing the Moon and nearby planets with telescopes.
08/29/2018 - We begin the academic year with two faculty members newly promoted. Joaquin Vieira is now an Associate Professor of Astronomy and of Physics.
08/29/2018 - The Astronomy Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. For complete details Click here
08/29/2018 - Xilu Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Supernovae as gamma ray emitters from the MeV to the TeV." She is moving on to a N3AS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame and Berkeley. Co
07/05/2018 - Graduate Student Daniel George has won third place in the Association for Computing Machinery Student Research Competition. Congratulations, Daniel!