Topic: Astronomy

Texas Astronomer Discovers Most Distant Known Galaxy

Oct. 23, 2013

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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Aerospace Students Devising Mission to Mars

Oct. 8, 2013
Aerospace Students Devising Mission to Mars

How do you get to Mars? Follow the Mars Research Group, a team of students developing a mission proposal for NASA. They're just the newest Longhorns studying space.

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McDonald Observatory Celebrates 75 Years of Discovery

Oct. 8, 2013

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AUSTIN, Texas A yearlong celebration is underway to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

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Northrop Grumman to Sponsor 'StarDate'

July 17, 2013

Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company and NASA's partner building the James Webb Space Telescope, will become official sponsor of the nationally syndicated "StarDate" radio program starting Sept. 1. "StarDate" is produced by The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

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Media Advisory: Media Invited to Preview Next Great Space Telescope

March 4, 2013

Event: Interview opportunities with astronomers from The University of Texas and NASA alongside a full-scale model of NASA's next great space telescope

When: March 6-8, by appointment

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