- Thesis Defense - Jessica Evans: Starbursts in Extragalactic Giant HII Regions -6/30/2016,
134 Astronomy, 1:00 p.m.
- Thesis Defense - Brian Fry - Supernova Shrapnel: Nearby Supernovae and Dust Transport in the ISM -7/1/2016,
- Journal Club -8/22/2016,
Star of the Week
CHI-1 HYA (Chi-1 Hydrae)
Odd coincidences abound among the stars, probably because there are so many of them. Chi-1 Hydrae (in Hydra, the very long Water Serpent) lies just 8.4 minutes of arc almost exactly west of Chi-2, seven-tenths the separation between Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major. ...
16 Students Graduate from Astronomy
Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2016 for a job well done! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud! ...
Illinois Astronomers Help Discover 'Dark Galaxy'
A team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, have uncovered the existence of a dwarf "dark galaxy" lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. ...
Graduates Students win Awards
Several graduate students have won awards recently. Erin Cox and Dominique Segura-Cox have won the Graduate College Academic Excellence and Good Citizenship Award. Andrew Nadolski is one of the winners of the 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship. Miguel Holgado won a DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate F ...
New Evidence for Near-Earth Supernova Explosions Test Illinois Astronomers' Predictions
Evidence of two near-Earth supernova explosions appears in the current issue of Nature. Prof. Brian Fields discusses these new findings and how nearby supernovae could affect the Earth. ...