Old Main

College names five teaching professors of distinction

Sept. 16, 2022

These faculty are being recognized for their outstanding records in teaching, service and leadership.

NASA is going back to the Moon

NASA’s Artemis 1 mission to the Moon sets the stage for routine space exploration beyond Earth’s orbit—here’s what to expect and why it’s important

Aug. 31, 2022

When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.

Stellar Death

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

July 13, 2022

Astrophysicist John Bally takes a look at the first images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope—an instrument that is gazing farther into space and time than anything ever built by humans.

image of galaxies

Putting the theory of special relativity into practice, by counting galaxies

May 31, 2022

‘I love the idea that this basic principle that Einstein told us about a long time ago is something you can see,’ CU Boulder astrophysicist says.

A group of audience watch video at the Fiske Planetarium of CU Boulder.

Fiske Planetarium, emeritus prof awarded $2 million NASA grant

May 23, 2022

This grant will be used to produce full dome videos that will educate the public on NASA’s latest scientific endeavors including two upcoming solar eclipses.

A nearby, young megamaser as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

Discovery of cosmic ‘spotlight’ could reveal clues about evolution of galaxies

April 28, 2022

Astrophysicists have discovered a 5.4 billion-year-old megamaser—a beam of laser-like light that emerged when two galaxies crashed into each other

Rocky Mountain National Park and Milkyway

Undergrads are setting their sights for the stars

April 18, 2022

New astronomy program features CU Boulder interns giving Rocky Mountain National Park visitors a tour of the night skies.

The Moon.

A rocket is going to crash into the Moon–the accidental experiment will shed light on the physics of impacts in space

March 3, 2022

Scientists will have a rare opportunity to study how natural collisions pummel and scour planetary surfaces.

An artist rendition of a superflare

CU Boulder scientists bring stellar flares into clearer focus

Jan. 27, 2022

In work that has implications for the search for life elsewhere in the galaxy, scientists analyze data from 440 stellar flares and find them to be not just common and powerful, but also more complex than previously thought

Brown Dwarf

Astronomy student wins major scholarship at Cambridge

Jan. 12, 2022

Spencer Hurt is one of 16 students to win a 2022-23 Churchill Scholarship, which supports a year of graduate study at Cambridge University.

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