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CWRU Astronomers Find Young Galaxy Protoclusters in the Early Universe

Date posted: December 18th, 2015

A team of CWRU astronomers has recently identified 43 new protoclusters of galaxies, seen as they were 12 billion years in the past, when the Universe was only a few billion years old. …Read more.

A Stellar Contribution

Date posted: November 30th, 2015

We are always grateful for the strong support we receive from our alumni and friends. CWRU alumnus Walter Bonsack (’54) got his start in astronomy as an undergraduate, using the Burrell Schmidt (located at the time in East Cleveland) to study the chemical composition of early type stars. …Read more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Giant Galaxy is Still Growing – Messier 87 has swallowed an entire galaxy in the last billion years

Date posted: July 21st, 2015

Check out new evidence by an international team of scientists — including CWRU astronomer Chris Mihos — showing that galaxies continue to grow by eating their smaller companions. …Read more.

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