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  • 11/30/2022 - It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague James B. Kaler, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy. Jim joined the Illinois faculty in 1964, right after finishing his...

  • 11/07/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Harrison!  She defended her thesis "Mass Assembly in Protoplanetary Disks: Polarimetry as a Probe of Dust Growth and Accretion" Friday, November 4 with advisor Prof....

  • 09/27/2022 - The Department of Astronomy is excited to be part of the new Data Science majors on campus. Astronomy + Data Science majors will take advantage of astronomy's close ties with data science and the...

  • 09/14/2022 - We are excited to announce that the Observatory was awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Park Service. These funds will be used to repair brick and other exterior components that will...

  • 08/29/2022 - Join Physics and Astronomy Professor Nico Yunes at the...

  • 08/02/2022 - Congratulations to Professor Joaquin Vieira for his promotion to full professor! Read more here

  • 07/11/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Sreevani Jarugula! She defended her PhD thesis "Molecules in the Early Universe" on July 8, 2022  with advisor Prof. Joaquin Vieira.

  • 07/07/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Jesse Miller and Dr. Ada Ertel! They defended their PhD theses: "Consequences of Near-Earth Supernovae on the Heliosphere" and "Paleo-astronomy: Investigating...

  • 06/30/2022 - The AAS has released the astronomical obituary of Illinois Emeritus Professor Ed Olson, who passed in 2020.  Ed was an expert on eclipsing and mass-transferring binary stellar systems. Read more...

  • 06/29/2022 - A team led by Prof. Tony Wong, and including Prof. Leslie Looney, showed that the star formation at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is still driven by gravity even with all the nearby massive...

  • 06/10/2022 - Prof. Xin Liu explains “what would happen if two supermassive black holes merged” in this month’s...

  • 06/01/2022 - Congratulations to Prof. Brian Fields, Prof. Telemachos Mouschovias, and grad student Grant Merz for being named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students for...

  • 05/17/2022 - We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 Girls’ Astronomy Summer Camp! This summer camp for high school students will be focused on hands-on...

  • 05/16/2022 - Congratulations to Prof. Gammie and his team as part of the international collaboration that just released the first image of the accretion disk surrounding the supermassive Black...

  • 05/04/2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Paul Sutter, who was just awarded the 2022 Corones Award. Paul is one of our physics alums (worked with Prof. Ricker) and a great science communicator....