News and Events

Friday, March 13, 2015

Katz and Fardal's research on why the universe is four times brighter than it should be is featured

Friday, March 13, 2015

The model predictions of Professor Stella Offner about how two- and three-star systems form have been supported by her new research published in Nature.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Professor Daniela Calzetti has been selected for the 2015-16 Samuel F. Conti Fellowship.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Professor Daniela Calzetti has been awarded the 2015-16 Samuel L. Conti fellowship.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Aaron Dunbrack, a sophomore majoring in astronomy and physics, has been named a Goldwater Scholar

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Randall Rojas Bolivar, a junior astronomy major, has been awarded the William F. Field Scholarship, awarded by the UMass Alumni Association.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Astronomy Department is proud to announce the recent graduation of 11 Astronomy majors. Commencement was held on Friday, May 8, 2015, and a Senior Celebration was held by CNS, as well as the departments of Physics and Astronomy, on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The graduating seniors are Michael Buckley, Sean Fidler, Christian Haughwout, Joseph Howlett, Nathan Kimmitt, Rebekah Kovach, Stephen Mahala, Michael Molinsky, Alex Schwartz and Tazeem Siddiqui and Katherine Sisson. In addition, Ryan Horton will graduate in Summer 2015 when he returns from his year abroad at Heidelberg University.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Astronomy major Aaron Dunbrack '17 one of four winners of the 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship in Education. Professor Daniel Wang is the faculty sponsor.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dennis Overbye's latest video, currently on the front page of the New York Times online, features videos by Professor James Lowenthal (Smith College/FCAD Professor) from the LMT/GTM, which is an important part of the new Event Horizon Telescope project.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

UMass Amherst Sunwheel and sky-watching events mark the Summer Solstice on June 21.

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