Mitch Begelman

CU Boulder astrophysicist elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 9, 2024

Distinguished Professor Mitch Begelman of astrophysical and planetary sciences is recognized for ‘distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.'

Doug Duncan and solar eclipse progression

Astronomer honored for heavenly solar-eclipse photos

March 7, 2024

The images were taken with a device that Doug Duncan invented to capture eclipses with a smartphone.

Andrea Ghez and black hole illustration

Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez to give 53rd Gamow lecture

Feb. 21, 2024

Astrophysicist who confirmed black hole at galaxy’s center to speak March 5 at CU Boulder.

Maria Kazachenko and solar flare

The most outstanding solar-flare eruptions are not always the most influential

Feb. 15, 2024

A recent CU Boulder study suggests that confined flares are more efficient at heating plasma and producing ionizing radiation than comparable eruptive flares.

Moon phases

Lunar science is entering a new active phase, with a study of solar wind and the universe’s dark ages

Feb. 5, 2024

For the first time since 1972, NASA is putting science experiments on the Moon in 2024. And thanks to new technologies and public-private partnerships, these projects will open up new realms of scientific possibility

Abby Hartley

Grad pondered death by black hole and found a life’s work

Dec. 18, 2023

College of Arts and Sciences outstanding graduate Abby Hartley embraces the complementary relationship between science and art.

Black and white photo of moon craters

Searching shadowed lunar landscapes for water

Nov. 15, 2023

Scientists suspect there’s ice hiding on the Moon, and a host of missions from the U.S. and beyond are searching for it.

Colorful illustration of Milky Way

Dragons, the universe and everything: finding self through science and fantasy

Oct. 25, 2023

CU Boulder PhD student Mikayla Huffman joins ‘The Ampersand’ podcast for a discussion about identity and discovery.

Stars and mountains

CU Boulder, Fort Lewis College support Native American astrophysics students

July 13, 2023

Julie Comerford, associate professor of astrophysics, initiated the NSF-funded research program opening pathways to students often underrepresented in physical sciences.

MacGregor and Connors’s students pointing their radio antennas.

Mapping the Milky Way in a can of olive oil

May 16, 2023

Assistant Professor Meredith MacGregor and NIST Physicist Jake Connors taught their graduate students how to build and use radio horn antennas to locate neutral hydrogen in space.