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Archive of News Items

May 2014
Prof. Marcy featured in NY Times Profiles in Science video
Mar 2014
Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters
Feb 2014
Closest, brightest supernova in decades is also a little weird
Nov 2013
Astronomers answer key question: How common are habitable planets?
Nov 2013
Cosmic Census Finds Billions of Planets That Could Be Like Earth
Feb 2013
Intelligent civilizations rarer than one in a million
Jan 2013
Planet makes weird loops around dusty star
Oct 2012
Prof. Marcy receives Templeton grant to study Kepler data
Oct 2012
Prof. Filippenko flies with the Blue Angels!
Dec 2011
Record massive black holes discovered lurking in monster galaxies
Oct 2011
UC Berkeley Physics Professor and Former Berkeley Astronomy Miller Fellow Win Nobel Prize in Physics
Aug 2011
'Supernova of a generation' discovered by Berkeley scientists
Mar 2011
How Kleopatra got its moons
Jan 2011
New technique could pinpoint dwarf Galaxy X
Jan 2011
Possible missing link between young and old galaxies
Nov 2010
New Gamma Ray Burst observations suggest refinement of theory
Nov 2010
Solar systems like our own may be common
Oct 2010
Berkeley astrophysics tied for #1 in the nation in NRC review of PhD programs
Jul 2010
Astronomy in the Berkeley Science Review: Finding Earthlike planets with the Kepler satellite
Jul 2010
Astronomy in the Berkeley Science Review: the exotic supernova SN 2007bi
Jun 2010
Dr. Modjaz receives Biermann Award for outstanding young astronomers
Apr 2010
Prof. Quataert wins Noyce Prize for Teaching Excellence
Mar 2010
Helium rain on Jupiter explains lack of neon in atmosphere
Mar 2010
Study validates general relativity on cosmic scale, existence of dark matter
Feb 2010
UCB researcher speaks about her work on the dynamical evolution of galaxies
Feb 2010
Images of extrasolar planets win award for most outstanding papers in Science
Nov 2009
Prof. de Pater discusses planetary images obtained with adaptive optics
Nov 2009
UCB Astronomy Postdoc Discusses Diversity
Oct 2009
Prof. Marcy wins Sagan Prize for planet discovery
Aug 2009
Mirror cast for Mexican 6.5-meter infrared telescope
Jul 2009
Surprise Collision on Jupiter Captured by Gemini Telescope
Jul 2009
Jupiter pummeled, leaving bruise the size of the Pacific Ocean
Jun 2009
Lifting the fog on 'dark' gamma-ray bursts
May 2009
Allen Telescope Array begins all-sky surveys
Apr 2009
Prof. Filippenko elected to National Academy of Sciences
Mar 2009
AAS Honors Prof. Bloom
Mar 2009
With March 6 Kepler launch, work begins for Berkeley astronomers
Nov 2008
Kalas team snaps first optical photo of exoplanet
Oct 2008
Sharper Jupiter images from next-generation adaptive optics
Sep 2008
Prof. de Pater: Watching and listening to the Jovian rings
Sep 2008
March 19 gamma-ray burst was first visible to naked eye
Sep 2008
1843 stellar eruption new type of star explosion
Aug 2008
Jupiter and Saturn full of liquid metal helium
Jul 2008
Open clusters like Orion have low fertility rate
May 2008
UCB team observes a third red spot on Jupiter
May 2008
Berkeley astronomers observe a supernova within hours of explosion
Mar 2008
Prof. Bloom: Tracking Space Transients
Mar 2008
AAS Honors Two UCB Astronomy Faculty
Feb 2008
Small "helper" stars needed for massive star formation
Dec 2007
Nobelist George Smoot launches new cosmology center
Dec 2007
Astronomy Department Newsletter for Fall 2007 (PDF)
Nov 2007
Record 5th planet found around nearby star
Oct 2007
Allen Telescope Array dedicated
Oct 2007
Methane drizzle on Saturn's moon Titan
Aug 2007
PLANETARY SCIENCES Imke de Pater and Jack J. Lissauer
Jul 2007
Gibor Basri Named New Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion
Jul 2007
Berkeley and LBNL Researchers Awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize
Jun 2007
Joshua Bloom Awarded Hellman Family Faculty Award
Jun 2007
Congratulations 2007 Astronomy PhDs
May 2007
28 New Exoplanets Discovered by UCB Astronomers
May 2007
Berkeley Conference on High Contrast Imaging (June 4-8, 2007)
May 2007
James Graham Awarded 2007 Noyce Award
May 2007
Berkeley team discovers the largest, brightest supernova yet
Apr 2007
Berkeley astronomers propose that a Wolf-Rayet star became Supernova 2006jc
Apr 2007
Franck Marchis and collaborators reveal details of a binary asteroid
Mar 2007
New galaxy map completed by Prof. Davis team
Jan 2007
Prof. Davis is awarded the Heineman Prize for outstanding work in astrophysics
Jan 2007
Prof. Filippenko receives the Richtmyer award for teaching and research
Dec 2006
Prof. Bloom and colleagues find new diversity in gamma-ray bursts
Nov 2006
The Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships
Nov 2006
Astronomer Alex Filippenko named National Professor of the Year