Hot Jupiter: Discovery of two close-in planet companions sheds new light on planet formation
Representative image of a hot Jupiter. Image courtesy: NASA Read more
Michael Meyer to join U-M Astronomy Department
The Dept. of Astronomy is excited to announce that Prof. Michael Meyer (currently at ETH Zurich) will be joining our department in the Fall of 2016.
Astronomical survey reveals spectacular galaxy halos
Composite image of an edge-on spiral galaxy with a radio halo produced by fast-moving particles in the galaxy's magnetic field. Read more
Hazel "Doc" Losh was one of the most beloved professors at Michigan. Read more about her on the UM Heritage site.
Cool Gas and Active Galaxies
Work by Dr. Yuan Li is helping astronomers understand how giant elliptical galaxies can continue forming stars long after it looks like they should have stopped. Read More
Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'
U of M astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the center of a galaxy.
Undergraduate Poster Session 2016
Please join as we celebrate another great year of undergraduate research! Read 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 graduate viewbook, Transformations, to learn more.
- Michael Meyer to join Astronomy Department October 30, 2015
- Astronomers Catch Black Hole Shredding Star October 26, 2015