Satellite to the moon

A roadmap for science on the moon

Sept. 30, 2020

Scientists at CU Boulder have laid out a roadmap for a decade of scientific research at the moon.


Astrophysicist probes cosmic 'dark matter detector'

Sept. 30, 2020

A CU Boulder astrophysicist is searching the light coming from a distant, and extremely powerful celestial object, for what may be the most elusive substance in the universe: dark matter.

The Parker Solar Probe, launching this summer, will collect data from the sun's corona. Its mission will bring the spacecraft closer to the sun than any manmade object in history and the data will help predict the impacts of solar weather. Image courtesy of NASA

CU Boulder professor to speak on mission to ‘touch’ the sun

Sept. 15, 2020

CU on the Weekend Lecture on Sept. 19 to cover NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and CU Boulder’s contribution to the FIELDS Instrument

Moon glowing

Researchers take the ultimate Earth selfie

Aug. 10, 2020

Consider it Earth’s ultimate mirror selfie.

Mission to red planet

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

July 28, 2020

This month, researchers from Boulder and beyond will watch live as a slice of space exploration history launches from a pad on the Japanese island of Tanegashima.

Space solar system

The collective power of the solar system’s dark, icy bodies

July 10, 2020

The outermost reaches of our solar system are a strange place—filled with dark and icy bodies with nicknames like Sedna, Biden and The Goblin, each of which span several hundred miles across.


CU Boulder astrophysicists gain top honors from peers

Feb. 27, 2020

Jack Burns and Fran Bagenal have been recognized among the inaugural class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society, the organization announced this week.

Photograph of Nick Schneider

Planetary scientist honored for his cosmic perspective

July 23, 2019

A CU Boulder planetary scientist is this year’s recipient of the Richard H. Emmons award for ‘extraordinary teaching’

Claire Lamman

Doubts (mostly) behind her, astronomy fan heads to Harvard 

May 8, 2019

Claire Lamman, the college’s spring 2019 outstanding graduate, turned out to be much better at science than she’d thought possible


CU leads pack with 5 Brooke Owens fellows

Feb. 5, 2019

A record setting number of CU Boulder students have earned Brooke Owens Fellowships to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration.