News

  • 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!

  • 05/17/2021 - Congratulations to the 2021 Astronomy graduates: Alexander Basler, Kunal Bhatia, Kelley Chau, Kaiyuan Dou, Jorge Espinoza, Justin Gaetz, Alex Garcia, Kameron Gausling, Archit Gupta, Jake Hawkins,...

  • 05/11/2021 - Grad student alumna, Miguel Holgado, and his Illinois colleagues recently published their findings about neutron stars. Read more about it...

  • 05/06/2021 - Prof. Stu Shapiro has co-authored a new book in relativity. Entitled "Numerical Relativity: Starting From Scratch" (Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge) 2021, it is designed for students and researchers...

  • 04/12/2021 - The Astronomy Department is proud to host the Illinois Astrofest on April 2021. It is open to everyone in the campus community, but registration is required. More information is found...

  • 03/24/2021 - Emeritus Astronomy Professor Laird Thompson has a newly published book. The book reflects on cosmic voids and the journey to have his findings accepted....

  • 02/09/2021 - The Department of Astronomy is sad to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Lew Snyder.  He was a big influence on the Department for 30 years, serving as the Director of the Laboratory for...

  • 02/05/2021 - Congratulations to Prof. Emeritus You-Hua Chu for being named an AAS Fellow!  And congratulations to Illinois PhD alum (1984) John Hawley for also being named an AAS Fellow.

  • 11/12/2020 - We are happy to announce that the observatory roof will finally be renovated. The dome will be included, but we will keep it as original as possible. If you want to help with the Observatory...