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Astrophysics meets theater in ‘Birth of Stars’

Oct 22, 2014 What does the birth and death of stars have to do with the lives of real human beings? How do we balance the joy and pain of life in a productive way? Does technology make us less than human…or something more?

Astronomers create first 3-D map of the 'adolescent' universe

Oct 16, 2014 Astronomers have created the first map of the ‘adolescent’ universe as it appeared 10.8 billion years ago.

Astronomers analyze atmosphere of planet orbiting another star

Oct 9, 2014 Scientists have made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a planet orbiting another star.

Astronomer Claire Max appointed interim director of UC Observatories

Oct 2, 2014 Claire Max, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, succeeds Sandra Faber as interim director of UC Observatories.

Simulations reveal unusual death for ancient stars

Sep 29, 2014 Study led by UC Santa Cruz postdoc indicates some supernovae would leave no remnant black hole behind

Renowned astronomer Harland Epps to be honored at ‘Harfest’ conference Sept. 23-24

Sep 18, 2014 Leading astronomers from around the world will gather to honor UC Santa Cruz astronomer Harland W. Epps, who retired in July.

Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike

Aug 31, 2014 New findings suggest chemical fingerprints can be used to identify stars born in the same cluster

Next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope to begin construction in Hawaii

Jul 28, 2014 The TMT has its roots at UC Santa Cruz, where astronomers have been working for years on the design of this powerful new telescope.

Astrophysicist Douglas Lin wins 2014 Brouwer Award

Jun 30, 2014 Douglas N. C. Lin earns recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of dynamical astronomy.

Astronomers detect two planets orbiting nearby ancient star

Jun 3, 2014 An international team of scientists has reported two planets orbiting a nearby and very old star known as Kapteyn's star.

Astronomer Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz wins fellowship at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute

May 21, 2014 Astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz is among a select group of 50 artists and scholars chosen for the Radcliffe Fellows Program.

Focus on excellence: Student Achievement Week recognizes outstanding work

May 20, 2014 Student Achievement Week from June 2-6 honors high academic achievement and creativity. Highlights include a science and mathematics poster symposium and the 40th annual Print Sale.

Astronomer Harland Epps honored by Astronomical Society of the Pacific

May 16, 2014 Harland Epps, a pioneer of astronomical optics, will receive the ASP's Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award.

Cosmologist Tom Abel explores the early universe in public lecture May 27

May 7, 2014 Inaugural Mandel Lecture will provide a fascinating journey through the first billion years of our universe

Orbital physics is child's play with 'Super Planet Crash'

Apr 7, 2014 An online game and educational resources are offshoots of the software astronomers use to find planets beyond our solar system

Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters

Mar 25, 2014 In its first months of operation, the APF has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come

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