Old News23 April 2014
Graduate students Sandy Liss, Brian Prager, Kim Sokal, and Jake Turner were each awarded grants from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
16 April 2014
Professor Trinh Thuan was decreed chevalier of the National Order of the French Legion of Honor by the French President, François Hollande, in recognition of his "exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.” For more information check out this UVa Today article or listen to his interview on this radio broadcast.
15 April 2014
Associate Professor Kelsey Johnson was awarded the UVa Distinguished Research Career Development Award by the UVa Vice President for Research. She is one of two newly tenured faculty at UVa to win this award. More information can be found in this UVa Today article.
02 April 2014
Graduate Student Sandy Liss and Undergraduate Student Catherine Zucker were jointly awarded a 2014 Double Hoo Research Grant from UVa. From the Double Hoo website: "The Double Hoo Research Grant supports pairs of undergraduate and graduate scholars seeking to pursue joint research projects. The award is intended to encourage collaborative interaction between the undergraduate and graduate communities at the University."
01 April 2014
Graduate Student Sandy Liss was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
21 March 2014
Associate Professor Ed Murphy has been honored with the UVa Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, one of the most prestigious teaching awards that the University offers.
20 March 2014
Undergraduate student Catherine Zucker is featured in an article showcasing her research on the "rise of American astronomy before the Civil War."
19 March 2014
Graduate students Jake Turner and Trey Wenger were awarded Huskey Scholarships for their presentations at the 2014 Huskey Research Exhibition.
27 February 2014
SDSS-III Project APOGEE-1, led by UVa Professor Steve Majewski, completes observations for 100,000 stars in the Milky Way.
18 February 2014
NASA press release: Assistant Professor Nitya Kallivayalil measures the proper motion rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud with the Hubble Space Telescope.
6 January 2014
UVA Research Professor and NRAO Staff Astronomer Scott Ransom and collaborators discover a pulsar in a unique triple-star system
6 January 2014
Assistant Professor Rémy Indebetouw and collaborators discover freshly formed dust in supernova 1987A remnant using ALMA
12 December 2013
Professor Steve Majewski, Assistant Professor Rémy Indebetouw, and graduate student Rachael Beaton released Spitzer imaging in the Outer Disk through the Milky Way Project on Zooniverse
APOGEE-2, a continuation of the APOGEE project in the southern hemisphere, was approved as an SDSS-IV program. Jenn Sobeck joins the Department as a research associate and Deputy Project Director for APOGEE-2.
1 September 2013
Associate Professor Kelsey Johnson began her term on the Board of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
31 July 2013
The first APOGEE public release of spectroscopic data with SDSS DR10
23 July 2013
Professor Emeritus Charlie Tolbert has received the 2013 Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in College Astronomy Teaching from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
30 May 2013
Assistant Professor Nitya Kallivayalil awarded 60 orbits on the Hubble Space Telescope to measure the proper motion and internal kinematics of the SMC
28 May 2013
VITA Professor and Associate Dean John Hawley receives the 2013 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his work with Steve Balbus on angular momentum transfer in accretion disks
1 March 2013
UVa Astronomy Department Outreach Efforts Featured in the College‘s Science Outreach @ UVA Spring 2013 Newsletter
Kelsey Johnson has been awarded an All-University Teaching Award for 2012-13
Graduate Students Joanna Corby, Tim Pennucci, and Loreto Barcos placed first in the Huskey Research Exhibition
Astronomers Identify Stellar Patrons of Milky Way Bar
Trinh Thuan receives 2012 Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca
Concert of "Big Bang" Music April 13th in Richmond
APOGEE Peers Through the Heart of the Milky Way
Robert T. Rood (1942-2011)
Dark Skies Bright Kids held their first Central Virginia Star Party
Roger Chevalier observes SN1987A Supernova Remnant Brightening
Article by Geneviève de Messières on the History of McCormick Observatory in the July 2011 Griffith Observer
Amy Reines has received the Allan Talbott Gwathmey Memorial Award for the second year in a row.
Abel Yang has been awarded a Faculty Senate Dissertation-Year Fellowship
Rachael Beaton has been awarded an All-University Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Graduate Students Amy Reines, Tim Pennucci, and George Trammell received awards in the Graduate Student Huskey Research Exhibition
Reines and collaborators find supermassive black hole in surprising location
Brown Dwarf discovered by NASA’s WISE satellite confirmed from Fan Mountain Observatory
"Dark Skies, Bright Kids" producing an astronomy art book
Graduate Students form Collaboration with Central Virginia Governor’s School
UVa "Dark Skies, Bright Kids" program featured in Podcast
Undergraduate Ian Czekala Featured in UVa Today
"Spectacular Saturn" showing at Science Museum of Virginia.
McCormick Observatory celebrates Quasquicentennial on April 13th
McCormick Observatory sees record snowfall
Tidal Debris allows Determination of Size and Shape of Milky Way Dark Matter Halo
Chevalier and Collaborators Identify Rare Type of Supernova Explosion
Giant Intergalactic Gas Stream Longer Than Previously Believed
REU Summer Research Opportunities at UVa’s Center for Chemistry of the Universe
Undergraduate Ian Czekala Wins Chambliss Award
Aaron Evans builds partnership with Howard University
Barbara Johnson Honored by Equal Opportunity Program
Anne Verbiscer Featured on 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast
"Dark Skies, Bright Kids" astronomy club started in local rural elementary school by Kelsey Johnson
Solar System’s Largest Planetary Ring Discovered by UVa Astronomers Verbiscer and Skrutskie
Trinh Thuan awarded the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science
Greg Sivakoff receives Outstanding Postdoc Award from UVa
Roger Chevalier’s 60th birthday celebrated in a Festival of Cosmic Explosions at Caltech
Anne Verbiscer Guest Blogger on the Planetary Society Blog for week of July 6th
Nicole Gugliucci Featured on 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast
Astronomy Undergraduate Receives Harrison Award to Study ALMA Project
Astronomy Graduate Students Excel At Research Exhibition
UVa joins SDSS-III
Mark Whittle’s Cosmology course available
Film Festival "Aliens" visit McCormick Observatory
Rachael Beaton on Discovery Space
Phil Arras wins FEST award
Triplespec First Light on Apache Point Observatory 3.5-m
Large Binocular Telescope achieves First Binocular Light
Phil Arras named 2008 Sloan Fellow
Geneviève de Messières wins Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award
Kelsey Johnson awarded Packard Foundation Fellowship
APOGEE Selected for inclusion in SDSS-III Proposal