The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory is kicking off a campaign to promote awareness of the causes, effects and solutions to light pollution — stray light shone into the sky where it's wasted, rather than down on the ground where it's useful.
Kepler mission astronomers, including co-investigator Bill Cochran of The University of Texas at Austin, announced today the spaceborne telescope has found five new gas giant planets orbiting close to Sun-like stars. The Kepler spacecraft with distant solar system. Image: NASA
The University of Texas at Austin has joined with eight other astronomical research organizations from three continents in signing the Founders' Agreement to construct and operate the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at Las Campanas Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile. "In order to maintain our leadership role in astronomy in the future, Texas… » Continue Reading