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!
07/02/2018 - Erin Cox successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 2, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Cox!
05/16/2018 - Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2018! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud!
05/07/2018 - A second congratulations to Illinois alum Vicky Kalogera (Ph.D. 1997)! The Daniel I.
05/03/2018 - Graduating Senior Alex Dittmann is the winner of the 2018 Wyatt Award. The Wyatt award is presented to the graduating Astronomy major or minor with the most outstanding GPA and track record of und
05/03/2018 - Vicky Kalogera (Ph.D. 1997) is the Daniel I. Linzer Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University.
04/09/2018 - Every year, the University of Illinois awards six people the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award. This year, Prof. and Assistant Chair Bryan Dunne was one of the winners.