Department of Astronomy

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.



Happy Halloween 2015

Date posted: October 28th, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015 from CWRU Astronomy!
Each year we carve astro-themed pumpkins to celebrate Halloween. This year we had starry-eyed pumpkin, M101 pumpkin, Star Wars Rebel Alliance pumpkin, and more! …Read more.


Galaxy Recycling: the Origins of Tidal Dwarf Galaxies

Date posted: September 22nd, 2015

In a new paper published in the research journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, an international team of astronomers led by CWRU Astronomy postdoct Federico Lelli investigate the origin, structure, and dynamics of “tidal dwarf galaxies” (TDGs). …Read more.


The FGK Star Spectral Library

Date posted: September 8th, 2015

A new research facility is now online hosted by the CWRU Astronomy Department – Prof Earle Luck’s FGK Star Spectral Library.  The library contains high resolution spectra (R from 30000 to 60000 with wavelength coverage from 400 to 700 nm depending on the source) of more than 1500 F,G, and K stars of all luminosity classes including spectra of more than 300 Cepheid variables.  …Read more.


CWRU Astronomy Newsletter – 2015 Edition

Date posted: August 27th, 2015

We’ve just published the 2015 edition of our annual CWRU Astronomy newsletter. You can read about Professor Zehavi’s work on galaxy clustering, get recent updates from ongoing faculty projects studying the Milky Way’s halo and galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, hear about what our students and alumni are up to, and lots more! …Read more.

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