Recent Astronomy and Astrophysics News
- October 09, 2014
Scientists have made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a planet orbiting another star.
- June 30, 2014
Douglas N. C. Lin earns recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of dynamical astronomy.
- May 21, 2014
Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is among a select group of 50 artists and scholars chosen for the Radcliffe Fellows Program.
- May 16, 2014
Harland Epps, a pioneer of astronomical optics, will receive the ASP's Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award.
- April 25, 2014
Department of Astronomy's "Lamat" program to benefit from recent $1 million gift from UCSC alumna Julie Packard
The "Lamat" Program, headed by Astrophysicist Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, will be one of the programs that will benefit from the recent $1 million gift from UCSC alumna Julie Packard.
- March 25, 2014
In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come
- February 28, 2014
The discovery last June of three Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zone of the very nearby star GJ 667C was cited among the top 10 Physics Newsmakers of 2013 by The American Physical Society
- February 18, 2014
A new study shows what happens during the disruption of a star as it falls into a black hole
- January 19, 2014
UCSC astronomers discovered a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing part of the cosmic web.
- January 15, 2014
Piero Madau, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.
- January 07, 2014
Astronomers have discovered four surprisingly bright galaxies that are among the earliest and most distant galaxies ever observed.
- January 07, 2014
Much of the key technology for the Gemini Planet Imager was demonstrated and validated at UCSC's Laboratory for Adaptive Optics.