Monoceros Ring
Work by graduate student Colin Slater and Prof. Eric Bell was recently highlighted by the journal Nature. Read More

Prof. Sharon’s work featured
Prof. Keren Sharon was part of the team whose work was featured in a recent Hubble Space Telescope press release. Read More…

Tracing Carbon
Astronomy Professor Ted Bergin’s new grant draws interdisciplinary expertise to trace the origins and fate of Earth’s carbon. Image: Tim Wetherell. More.

Former U-M Observatory Becomes First Digital Planetarium in sub-Saharan Africa
Dedication attended by Astronomy Research Professor Patrick Seitzer. More.

A Feast for the Eyes
U-M Astronomers have front-row seats as our galaxy’s central black hole prepares to feast on a giant gas cloud. More.

Water in your bottle

The water in your bottle might be older than the sun
Up to half of the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system itself, University of Michigan astronomers theorize. read more"

A MIRC image reveals surprising details of a young nova. Read More...

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We've Moved!
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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.

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Professor Losh Honored

The Department is honoring legendary Astronomy Professor Hazel "Doc" Losh for her commitment to undergraduate education with the Losh Undergraduate Student Support Fund.