News and Events

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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Last Thursday, May 17th, an international team of astronomers, led by Professor Daniela Calzetti, released the most comprehensive ultraviolet survey of nearby galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Professor Daniela Calzetti, PI for the Hubble Treasury project, and colleagues release stellar and star cluster catalogs for 50 LEGUS galaxies.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Graduate School honors distringuished mentor and staff award recipients, including Astronomy Department Associate Professor Alex Pope.

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