Caltech Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, has won an Astronomical Society for the Pacific award.

Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun's Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind

Caltech and partners built an instrument that will capture high-speed solar particles hurtling toward Earth.

'City of Astronomy' to Host Gathering of International Space Experts

Pasadena will be hopping with space events the week of July 14-22.

Yanbei Chen Named Simons Investigator

Professor of Physics Yanbei Chen has been named a Simons Investigator for his work on gravitational-wave physics.

JPL News: NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Data from NuSTAR show that a well-studied luminous star is accelerating particles to high energies.

Celebrating Caltech's Founder and Builder of Large Telescopes

George Ellery Hale, born 150 years ago on June 29, helped transform not just Caltech but all of astronomy.

David Simmons-Duffin Receives DOE Early Career Grant

David Simmons-Duffin, assistant professor of theoretical physics, will receive Department of Energy Early Career Research Program funding.

Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft

Everything from the latest virtual reality experiences in space to how to engage the public was discussed at a space visualization conference.

Clues to Solar Cell Efficiency Found at Atomic Level

Marco Bernardi and David Hsieh rule out a commonly held belief about a promising solar cell material

Collisions of Dead Stars Spray Heavy Elements Throughout Small Galaxies

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.

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