News Archive


A Symposium to Celebrate the Life of Michael A. Jura

Monday, August 8, 2016

UCLA astronomers make first accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

Monday, August 8, 2016

A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cosmic Beacons Reveal the Milky Way's Ancient Core

Sunday, April 24, 2016

An international team of astronomers led by Dr. Andrea Kunder of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Germany and Dr. R. Michael Rich of UCLA has discovered that the central 2000 light years within the Milky Way Galaxy hosts an ancient...

Aomawa Shields receives 2016 Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award

Monday, March 7, 2016

NSF and UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow Aomawa Shields has been awarded the 2016 Origins Project Postdoctoral Lectureship Award for both her scholarly achievements and her prowess in science communication.

Professor Emeritus Ben Zuckerman featured in Daily Bruin

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Professor Emeritus Benjamin Zuckerman was featured in a Daily Bruin article highlighting both his astronomy research and his environmental activism.

Physics & Astronomy Department announces the death of Professor Mike Jura

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

With great sorrow, the Physics & Astronomy Department announces that Mike Jura died during the weekend of january 30-31, 2016.  

UCLA's Professor Treu part of the team that predicted a supernova explosion

Monday, December 21, 2015

UCLA professor proposes simpler way to define what makes a planet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7th Annual Exploring Your Universe Science Fair on November 8th

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The seventh annual Exploring Your Universe (EYU) will take place on Sunday, November 8th from 12 - 5 pm (with nighttime activities to follow from 5-8 pm) at UCLA's campus. This event is FREE of charge to the public and FAMILY-FRIENDLY!