Black Hole Devours Star
Prof. Jon Miller a guest on NPR's "The Take Away," discusses the "sound" of a dying star. This is part of work led by Einstein Fellow Rubens Reis. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. More
Keren Sharon used gravitational lensing analysis to create a high-res image of a distant star-forming galaxy from a magnified, distorted one. More
Big & Close
Professor Doug Richstone was part of a team that found two of the largest black holes ever in our cosmological neighborhood. Credit: Lynette Cook, Gemini Observatory/AURA.
The Losh Fund honors Hazel “Doc” Losh, a champion of undergraduate astronomy education at U-M. Credit: Hazel M. Losh Papers, Box 2. More
Young supernova remains found by U-M astronomer
A composite image of the remains of a young supernova, approximately 26,000 light years away in the constellation Centaurus. More
Welcome to Astronomy
The University of Michigan Department of Astronomy may have established one of the first research observatories in the Midwest more than 150 years ago, but more than anything, it’s a young and vibrant department. That’s because we’ve spent the last decade hiring exceptional faculty, investing in high-profile facilities, and restructuring our curriculum — all to propel our graduates into the top ranks of the field. We invite you to explore our website or download our new graduate viewbook, Transformations, to learn more.
- Green Pea Galaxies April 3, 2013
- Young supernova remains found by U-M astronomer March 15, 2013
- Congratulations to Michigan Astronomy graduates! March 7, 2013