03/31/2020 - Congratulations to UIUC graduate student Alex Gagliano for winning the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
03/27/2020 - Prof.
03/19/2020 - Congratulations to Lauren Gregory, an astronomy major at Illinois, who received the award for Best Poster at the recent W
03/18/2020 - Hubble Space Telescope/European Space Agency made a photo release of a Hubble Space Telescope observations from Illinois astronomers led by Prof. Leslie Looney.
03/11/2020 - Andrew Nadolski earned his PhD on March 9, 2020. The title of his defense was "Broadband, millimeter-wave antireflection coatings for cryogenic sintered aluminum oxide optics".
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01/14/2020 - The Department of Astronomy and the Center for Astrophysical Surveys announces the "Supernovae across LSST" workshop to be held April 27-29, 2020 at the Illini
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 - 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.
07/31/2019 - Congratulations to astronomy graduate student Jennifer Li on being selected to receive a 2019-20 NASA/Illinois Space Grant Consortium Fellowship!
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!