For the last two years, Dr. Rory Barnes has been using the planetarium to teach about the exciting world of astrobiology, which is the search for life beyond Earth.
This week, he showcased the mobile…
The College of Arts & Sciences recently featured Aleezah Ali, a graduating senior and Pre-MAP alum. See an excerpt of the Perspectives Newsletter below, and read the full article here.
Prof. George Lake has passed way, but his impact on Astronomy and Computational Science at the University of Washington, the nation and the world continues on.
George Lake passed away on May 24, 2019…
UW Astronomy and the Pacific Science Center co-host 12 Discovery Corps members at Manastash Ridge Observatory every summer. Read more in the Pacific Science Center’s Fall 2018 Impact Report.
When Victoria Meadows needs to ponder life on distant planets, she surrounds herself with earthly vegetation.
“Being in nature kind of drops you into a different state of thinking,” said Meadows, w…
Astronomy is the quest to make the Universe comprehensible, an adventure into the beginning of time and through the infinite recesses of space.
The Astronomy Department at the University of Washington (UW) began in 1965 and has grown to 15 full and part-time faculty, approximately 20 postdocs, and 30 graduate students. Like every department at the UW, our goals and responsibilities can be summarized as excellence in education, research, and public service. The Astronomy Department provides the most engaging and challenging of research opportunities covering the spectrum of modern astrophysics. Courses provide the background; the close, diverse community of learning provides the excitement; and the array of observational and computational tools provides the opportunities for everyone to participate and learn together.