Astronomy

08.14.2017

UChicago astronomers and astrophysicists prepare for a total eclipse of the sun.

12.21.16

Professor Wendy Freedman applies astrophysics expertise to the Latke-Hamantash Debate.

Fall/16

Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.

Fall 2015/Winter 2016

The aesthetics of astronomy inspires a course and exhibition.

Apr/57

From our print archive: In spite of the hours clocked at super-spyglasses, astronomers have yet to spot any little green men on Mars or any other planet. But they have made some pretty convincing observations that life does exist on other planets.

Spring/15

Wendy Freedman calculated when the universe began. Now she wants to see it happen.
Mar–Apr/15

Leading cosmologist Wendy Freedman trains a telescopic lens on the biggest questions in the universe.

Jan–Feb/15

Two decades of planning by the Fermi Institute’s Tom Economou culminate in a comet landing.

Nov–Dec/14

For Jesuit priest Paul Mueller, SM’96, PhD’06, the same source reveals scripture and nature.

08.07.2014

Astronomer Wendy Freedman, chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization's board of directors, joins the faculty as a University Professor.
Nov–Dec/13

Astrophysicist Josh Frieman, PhD’89, works on the dark side, studying the night sky for insight into the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Sept–Oct/13

Many more planets than previously known appear to have conditions that are just right for life.