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UM astronomers spot the formation of new stars in a galaxy far, far away

Michigan graduate student Traci Johnson pushes the Hubble Space Telescope beyond its limits, to find the building blocks of star formation in a distant galaxy.

Tags: Cosmology, Extragalactic & Galactic

UM-Astronomer part of Jupiter-like planet discovery

An international team of astronomers have discovered a planetary mass companion orbiting a nearby star. Go to the Press Release

Tags: Astronomy; Stars & Exoplanets

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The department hosts a variety of events. Academic Events are aimed at a scholarly audience (generally within the department, but other scholars are always welcome for particular topics of interest). Public Outreach events, such as telescope viewing nights and planetarium shows, are hosted for the general public — from newcomers to longtime astronomy enthusiasts. Selected upcoming events of both types are listed on this page. Additional details about the nature of these events and how to participate can be found throughout this section.