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.

 

News2015
News2015

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.

Ultradiffuse galaxies in the Virgo cluster of galaxies
Ultradiffuse galaxies in the Virgo cluster of galaxies

Ultra-diffuse Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

Date posted: August 22nd, 2015

In a new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of astronomers led by CWRU Astronomy professor Chris Mihos report the discovery of three “ultra-diffuse galaxies” in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. …Read more.

and2disk
and2disk

Frontiers of Astronomy: 2015/16 Lineup Announced

Date posted: August 16th, 2015

CWRU Astronomy is very pleased to announce the upcoming schedule of our public lecture series “The Frontiers of Astronomy,” co-sponsored by the CWRU Department of Astronomy, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the Cleveland Astronomical Society. …Read more.

Ashley Shukayr and Elizabeth Tarantino touring NRAO's Green Bank Telescope.
Ashley Shukayr and Elizabeth Tarantino touring NRAO's Green Bank Telescope.

CWRU Astronomy Students Attend NRAO Summer School

Date posted: August 1st, 2015

In July 2015, undergraduate student Elizabeth Tarantino and graduate student Ashley Shukayr had the opportunity to attend the 8th NAIC/NRAO Single-Dish and Interferometry school in Green Bank, West Virginia. …Read more.

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