Topic: Department of Astronomy

Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT's McDonald Observatory

Jan. 14, 2014

McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas  Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Austin Traffic's Silver Lining

Nov. 4, 2013
Austin Traffic's Silver Lining

The good news about Austin's worsening traffic? It will be the focus of a major study by the Center for Transportation Research. Read more about this and other recent headlines.

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Astronomers Discover Farthest Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013
Astronomers Discover Farthest Known Galaxy

Steven Finkelstein led a team of researchers who confirmed that Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the farthest and earliest galaxy ever discovered. Learn more about this landmark finding.

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Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013

[caption id="attachment_42858" align="alignright" width="384" caption="An artist's concept of the most distant galaxy ever found. This image and others are available for download in high resolution; click for access. Credit: V. Tilvi, S.L. Finkelstein, C. Papovich, and the Hubble Heritage Team"][/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  University of Texas at Austin astronomer Steven Finkelstein has led a team that has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant galaxy ever found.

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Massive Black Hole Devours Headlines

Dec. 3, 2012
Massive Black Hole Devours Headlines

Astrophysicist Karl Gebhardt made international headlines in late November with the discovery of the largest black hole in the universe, a behemoth that's 17 billion times heavier than the Sun.

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