Humans Really Are Made of Stardust

January 19, 2017

"For decades, science popularizers have said humans are made of stardust, and now, a new survey of 150,000 stars shows just how true the old cliché is: Humans and their galaxy have about 97 percent of the same kind of atoms, and the elements of life appear to be more prevalent toward the galaxy's

A New Look at How Stars are Born

January 19, 2017

CCAPP faculty Adam Leroy and his students will get the best look yet at how stars are born in galaxies' "stellar nurseries," thanks to a new, five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Astronomy Chair Emeritus Elected AAAS Astronomy Section Chair

December 21, 2016

Bradley Peterson, astronomy department professor and chair emeritus, has been elected chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section on Astronomy. Peterson will serve as chair-elect in 2017, chair in 2018 and retiring chair in 2019.

Astronomer Joins Ranks of ASC NSF CAREER Award Winners

December 13, 2016

Adam Leroy, assistant professor, astronomy, is ASC’s latest NSF CAREER Award recipient. His five-year grant of $582,635 allows Leroy and his graduate students to use latest-generation radio telescopes to study how stars are born in galaxies.