Recent Astronomy and Astrophysics News
- June 3, 2013
Lick Observatory and its 125th anniversary recently featured in the San Jose Mercury.
- May 31, 2013
U.S. Congressman Sam Farr paid a surprise visit to the May 29 meeting of UCSC's Academic Senate in order to pay tribute to astronomer Sandra Faber.
- April 29, 2013
The astrophysics program is reaching out to community college students through a new summer internship program.
- April 18, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the Congressional Science Fellowship to Mark Mozena, graduate student of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz.
- April 18, 2013
Five UC Santa Cruz graduate students with the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics have been awarded NSF fellowships this year. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.
- February 21, 2013
For the first time, astronomers have measured the sideways motions of stars in the outer halo of the Milky Way, yielding clues to our galaxy's remote past.
- February 14, 2013
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship to Charlie Conroy, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics.
- February 13, 2013
New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy.
- February 01, 2013
President Barack Obama presented astronomer Sandra Faber with the National Medal of Science in a White House ceremony on Friday.
- January 23, 2013
Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize. This annual prize from the American Astronomical Society is for outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36.
- January 23, 2013
Astronomer Mark Krumholz has been chosen to receive the 2013 Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy.
- December 21, 2012
The White House announced Friday, December 21, that UC Santa Cruz faculty member Sandra Faber is one of a dozen eminent researchers selected to receive the National Medal of Science.
- December 19, 2012
- December 18, 2012
An international team of astronomers has found that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets.
- December 7, 2012
Astronomy Professor Ramirez-Ruiz delivered keynote presentation about Turning Stars into Gold at the 2012 SACNAS Meeting
Astronomy Professor Ramirez-Ruiz delivered a keynote presentation about Turning Stars into Gold at the 2012 SACNAS Meeting in front of more than 3000 attendees. SACNAS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists. Its annual meeting is the largest meeting of minority scientists in the nation.
- November 07, 2012
An international team of astronomers has discovered a new super-Earth planet in the habitable zone of a nearby star.
- October 29, 2012
UCSC Science Internship Program (SIP) participants are recognized in prestigious Siemens STEM competition
SIP had a total of seven semi-finalists and two regional finalists who submitted papers based on their research in the UCSC summer program.
- October 19, 2012
A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that extends back 8 billion years.
- September 25, 2012
UCSC astronomer Garth Illingworth's team assembled the "eXtreme Deep Field" image of distant galaxies.
- September 19, 2012
Though scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory lead the project, they count among their number the Santa Cruz-SLAC-Stanford Consortium, the official name for a small, tight knit group of scientists who helped make the pictures happen.