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January 21, 2020

Krzysztof Stanek, professor of astronomy and Ohio State Distinguished Scholar, and Christopher Kochanek, professor of astronomy and Ohio Eminent Scholar, and have jointly received the American…

January 17, 2020

John Beacom, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Henry L. Cox Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has received the National Postdoctoral Association’s 2020 Garnett-Powers Association Inc…

January 17, 2020
What's a halo made of? Scientists have new insights on the galactic kind Study finds new elements, hotter temperatures in the Milky Way

The halo that surrounds our Milky Way galaxy is hotter and…

January 10, 2020

Christopher Kochanek, professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar in the Department of Astronomy, has won the 2020 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, awarded jointly by the American Institute of…

December 17, 2019

"I’ve always been a geek and a nerd,” says astronomy professor Scott Gaudi, recalling a time when his second grade teacher assigned his class to memorize the planets in order of distance from the…

December 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Astronomers are making the case for a new mission to search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

The mission, nicknamed "HabEx" for "The Habitable Exoplanet…

December 11, 2019

In 2008, Sultana Nahar, research professor in the Department of Astronomy, traveled to Egypt to give a keynote speech on atomic processes. There, she met another female professor from the…

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,…