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Space Telescope Science Institute and Brinson Foundation
September 15, 2023
The Brinson Foundation has added the University of Washington to the limited number of host institutions for its Brinson Prize Fellowship Program, in partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). These fellowships are awarded to early career astrophysicists and cosmologists in pursuit of knowledge in observational cosmology that compliments and... Read more
Purple-blue starry night sky of the Milky Way
August 11, 2023
Thanks to the generous support of the DiRAC Advisory Board, and the local UW Astronomy community, we are proud to introduce our Student Research Prize Winners for Summer 2023! This prize supports undergraduate research in astronomy at the University of Washington, providing students a stipend to focus on their independent research projects under the supervision of UW faculty and scientists. This year we are... Read more
Discovery images from the ATLAS survey, with 2022 SF289 visible in the red boxes.
July 31, 2023
UW News and the Vera C. Rubin Observatory have distributed a release about the discovery of a new near-Earth asteroid — and what it means for the future. An asteroid discovery algorithm — designed to uncover near-Earth asteroids for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s upcoming 10-year survey of the night sky — has identified its first “potentially hazardous” asteroid, a term for space rocks in Earth’s vicinity that scientists like to keep an eye on. The roughly 600-foot-long asteroid, designated... Read more