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Welcome to CWRU Astronomy

CWRU Astronomy is a community of active researchers and educators, with research strengths in the fields of galaxy formation and evolution, stellar chemical abundances, and telescope instrumentation and design.

We offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and host a series of public talks for the general public. Come inside and learn more about our on-going research, our faculty, staff, and students, and all the new things happening in CWRU Astronomy.

You can also read the latest edition of our annual CWRU Astronomy newsletter.


Position Available: Instructor in Astronomy

Date posted: March 7th, 2018

The Department of Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for the position of Instructor in the areas of Teaching and Service, to begin on or about August 20, 2018. …Read more.

CWRU Astronomy Newsletter – 2017 Edition

Date posted: September 8th, 2017

We’ve just published the latest annual edition of our CWRU Astronomy newsletter. It includes a recap of the international workshop on dwarf galaxies and darkmatter hosted this summer by CWRU Astronomy, research updates by CWRU astronomers, and pictures from our August eclipse party. …Read more.

Solar Eclipse 2017!

Date posted: July 31st, 2017

The day of Monday August 21 will feature a real treat — a solar eclipse visible (weather permitting!) across the United States. While Cleveland won’t be in the path of the total eclipse this time, we will see a partial eclipse where the Moon will cover up to 80% of the Sun’s face at maximum eclipse, so it should still be a fun sight to see! …Read more.

Distant Red Giants Discovered in the Milky Way’s Outer Halo

Date posted: May 5th, 2017

Red giant stars are the most luminous ones found in a population of old stars, and so are particularly useful to study the early history of the Milky Way. “We use these stars like fossils, because in many cases their chemistry and motions have been unchanged since they were formed more than 10 Gyr ago”, says CWRU astronomer Heather Morrison. …Read more.

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