WIYN Open Cluster Survey Takes 100,000th spectrum!

The UW-Madison WOCS (WIYN telescope Open Cluster Study) team that studies stars in open clusters in the Milky Way has recently recorded its 100,000th spectrum!

Dec.14.2017 | Continue Reading »

WIYN ODI Observes Galactic Intruder

UW Astronomer Ralf Kotulla caught the amazingly fast comet as it zipped through the solar system. Check out our press release!

Nov.16.2017 | Continue Reading »

Help Us Put SALT on a High “Fiber Diet”

Will you help us build a new instrument for SALT? Our Washburn Labs Team devised an ingenious way to turn SALT's Robert Stobie Multi-Object Spectrograph into an Integral Field Spectrograph. Through April 2017, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, but a challenge grant from the BOV and the faculty.

Nov.12.2017 | Continue Reading »

The Fall 2017 Washburn Observer

Read our latest newsletter, with exciting science, updates on department news, stories about life as an astronomer, and much more.

Oct.26.2017 | Continue Reading »

Welcome ‘17/‘18 Class of Grad Students!

We are thrilled to welcome the incoming class of graduate students, Aaron Lopez, Catherine Witherspoon, and Joshua Oppor, to the department,

Oct.05.2017 | Continue Reading »

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