News and Events

Monday, October 15, 2018

Robert Williams, former director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, will speak on "Probing the Distant Universe with Hubble Space Telescope" on Monday, October 22 at 8:00 PM in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Click on link below to see a poster for the event for more information.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

On clear Saturdays, there will be a solar telescope at the site of the UMass SunWheel, from 1 to 2 pm, for observing the Sun. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The public is invited to witness sunrise and sunset associated with the autumnal equinox among the standing stones of the UMass Sunwheel on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:30 am and 6 pm.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

An international team of astronomers from Japan, Mexico and UMass Amherst studying a "monster galaxy" 12.4 billion light years away report that their instruments have achieved a 10-times-higher angular resolution than ever before, revealing galaxy structural details previously unknown. They also were able to analyze dynamic properties that could not be probed before.

Friday, August 10, 2018

UMass Amherst astronomer, Professor Daniel Wang, is heading to Chile, the world capital of astronomical observation, on a Fulbright Award.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

UMass Amherst astronomer, Professor Daniel Wang, is heading to Chile, the world capital of astronomical observation, on a Fulbright Award.

Friday, June 29, 2018

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunwheel and sky-watching evens mark the Summer Solstice on June 20-21.

Friday, June 1, 2018

NASA's legacy extragalactic UV survey data released.

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