- Astronomy Special Seminar - "What does cosmic far-infrared background tell us about cosmic star-formation history?"
Hao-Yi (Heidi) Wu, Caltech
2/24/2017, 12:00 pm,
- Journal Club -
Erin Cox, Sreevani Jarugula
2/27/2017, 12:00 pm,
- Astronomy on Tap
Angela Speck, University of Missouri
2/27/2017, 6:00 pm,
Pizza M, 208 W Main, Urbana
- Astronomy Colloquium - "From the Lab to the Heavens - new optical constants of cosmic silicates and how to use them"
2/28/2017, 3:45 pm,
- Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar
3/1/2017, 12:00 pm,
Star of the Week
THETA and SIGMA AND (Theta and Sigma Andromedae)
About five degrees south-southwest of the great Andromeda Nebula ... lies a smallish triangle of fifth magnitude stars. The brighter two (both to the west and close to fourth magnitude) are aligned more or less vertically, with Theta Andromedae (4.61) a couple degrees north of Sigma And (4.52). ...
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Vieira Wins Sloan Fellowship
Joaquin Vieira, an assistant professor of astronomy and of physics at the University of Illinois and a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Computing Applications (NCSA) has been named a Sloan Research Fellow for 2017. ...
Astronomers discover 'hyper-starburst' galaxy
A recently discovered galaxy is forming stars at an extraordinary pace. Astronomers have shown that, compared to the Milky Way, which forms roughly one Sun-sized star per year, stars in the galaxy SPT 0346-32 are forming at a rate of about 4,500 times higher—one of the highest rates seen! ...
Disk fragmentation seen for the first time!
Illinois astronomers, Leslie Looney, Robert Harris, and Dominique Segura-Cox, were part of the team that captured these beautiful images of a multiple stellar system caught in the act of forming. ...
Shapiro wins 2017 Bethe Prize
Congratulations to U of I Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stuart Shapiro who has been selected for the 2017 Hans A. Bethe Prize of the American Physical Society (APS). ...