News and Events

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Former UMass Astronomy Department graduate student, Dr. Christina C. Williams (University of Arizona) has been awarded the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The UMass Amherst Astronomy Department's TolTEC Project is in the news.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dr. Darby Dyar, Professor of Astronomy at Mt. Holyoke College, was recently awarded the G.K Gilbert Award from the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America for "outstanding contributions to the solution of a fundamental problem(s) of planetary geology".

Friday, September 9, 2016

The APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is a three day conference for undergraduate physics majors to provide undergraduate women with information, resources, and motivation to support your pursuit of a physics major and a career in physics.

Food and accommodation is provided by the conference.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

The 2016 winners of the David J. Van Blerkom Research Scholarship Award are Jonah Chaban and Kendall Sullivan.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Astronomy undergraduate senior, Kevin Harrington, was recently interviewed by NPR affiliate WCAI.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Professor Alexandra Pope and Professor Daniela Calzetti were appointed to serve on the new NASA Science and Technology Definition Teams (STDTs) for the Far Infrared Surveyor and the Large UV/Optical/Near-infrared Telescope Mission Concept Studies, respectively. Over the coming years the STDTs will play a central role in preparing compelling and executable mission concepts for consideration by the 2020 Decadal Survey.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Kevin Harrington has been selected as one of 10 graduating UMass seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award and will be honored during the graduation week. In addition to his extensive and successful research work, Kevin has been an active leader in many different organizations on and off campus, including teaching drumming in the African House, leading meditation sessions, actively participating in international peace leadership organizations, and peer mentoring. That is on top of being a double major in astronomy and psychology/neurosciences. Please join me in congratulating Kevin for his well deserved recognition. -- Professor Min Yun

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Steven Wagner, a Junior Astronomy major, is the winner of this year's Fields Scholarship.