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October 31, 2019

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black holes in the Milky Way galaxy…

October 28, 2019

Astronomers test fiber-optic experiment that attempts to understand why the universe's expansion is accelerating
For the last 20 years, astrophysicists have tried to understand dark energy,…

October 23, 2019

A new cosmic art installation on campus represents our solar system and bridges the arts and sciences in an astronomical way, thanks to a generous gift from M. Andrew (Andy)'64 '67 and Sandra (…

October 21, 2019

Paul Martini, Professor of Astronomy, and Klaus Honscheid, Professor of Physics, have received a $2.5M award from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support operation of the Dark Energy…

September 27, 2019

A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping a star to shreds.

September 13, 2019

Ohio State University postdoctoral researcher Dr. Radek Poleski recently received the Polish Astronomical Society Young Scientist Award, which recognizes his extensive scientific contributions to…

August 23, 2019

The Department of Astronomy would like to welcome our incoming graduate students for the 2019-2020 school year. From left to right: Ness Mayker, Caprice Phillips, Kiersten Boley, Alison Duck, and…

August 15, 2019

Leading experts, including Nobel Prize Winner Rai Weiss and OSU's very own John Beacom among others, discuss the future and far future of gravitational wave astronomy from upgrading LIGO to larger…

August 6, 2019

From COSI to NASA to the President's Prize, Anna Voelker's story is a journey that started with struggle.

Read more about Anna's journey and her success here!