Led by faculty in the Department of Astronomy, the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) is an international project to rapidly identify and study the brightest transient sources the universe.
While gazing at the stars under a clear night sky might make you feel like you're at the center of the universe, the universe actually looks the same from any point, explains Barbara Ryden, professor of astronomy.
A unique type of supernova may have caused the trajectory of one of the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy. Astronomy professor Kris Stanek comments on the discovery — based on new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite — via Science Magazine.
Think Ohio Stadium is big? You should see the Green Bank Telescope, which clocks in at 16.8 million pounds with a dish that spans 2.3 acres. A group of astronomy and physics students recently got an inside look at the massive radio telescope.
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Bradley Peterson has been awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of NASA's most lauded annual awards that has been given to many notable astronauts, including Buzz Aldrin.