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Curiosities: What is the surface of the Sun like?

July 5, 2007

“Technically, there is no surface of the Sun,” says UW–Madison’s Sanjay Limaye. The senior scientist and educator with the Space…

Jets from neutron star rival those made by black holes

June 27, 2007

A team of astronomers led by a UW–Madison scientist has found that neutron stars produce jets of energy and matter that rival those produced by black holes.

Preparing for better weather forecasts

March 27, 2007

UW–Madison scientist Allen Huang is at the forefront of preparations for new satellite instruments and the predicted data deluge.

Space Place unveils nifty new exhibits

November 8, 2006

On Friday, Nov. 10, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Space Place will unveil three new exhibits about Wisconsin astronomers' explorations of the heavens.

ResearchChannel programs available to Charter Digital Cable subscribers

August 2, 2006

Subscribers to Charter Digital Cable now have access to University of Wisconsin–Madison programming on ResearchChannel as video on demand.

Physicists say multi-million dollar experiment advancing smoothly

March 30, 2006

An international team of scientists led by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, today described early results from a $170 million project that seeks to better understand neutrinos, the elusive subatomic particles that have intrigued physicists for decades.

Moving a multi-ton space machine

May 31, 2005

As the UW Space Place prepares for a late-June move to Villager Mall, it faces the daunting task this week of relocating its star attraction: an enormous space observatory weighing several thousand pounds.

UW Space Place: More space, new place

May 4, 2005

Fifteen years ago in a run-down former steak house, a small but determined cadre of astronomers at UW–Madison gave Madison access to the stars.

Scientific heart of giant telescope comes together

January 28, 2005

In the spring of 2005, when the new Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) trains its huge eye on the southern sky for the first time, the starlight it gathers will be parsed and analyzed by an instrument more befitting a space-based telescope than a ground-based monster.

Milky Way churning out new stars at a furious pace

May 27, 2004

Some of the first data from a new orbiting infrared telescope are revealing that the Milky Way - and by analogy galaxies in general - is making new stars at a much more prolific pace than astronomers imagined.

NASA scientist to lecture on blue planets, black holes

May 3, 2004

The mysteries of planet hunting, black holes and other cosmic phenomena will be the subject of a special public lecture by UW–Madison alumna and NASA scientist Anne Kinney on Friday, May 7.

Public invited to reading of play about female astronomer

April 26, 2004

The public is invited to a free reading of "Comet Hunter," a new play about the life and career of a female astronomer who helped shape the modern history of her field. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 3, on the UW–Madison campus.

Expert in search for extraterrestrial intelligence to speak

February 2, 2004

The "founding father" of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Frank Drake, will give a free public lecture at UW–Madison at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in 1315 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Ave.