UF Astronomy is hiring!

Our Department is looking for two tenure-track professors specializing in data-intensive astrophysics and planetary sciences.

For information, follow the links below and/or contact our Search Committee Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Lada:


Congratulations, Janet!

Friday, October 20, 2017

CLAS Dean David Richardson recognized Department of Astronomy's Office Manager, Janet Rose, for her 40 years of service to UF. Congratulations, Janet!


UF Physics News

LIGO and Virgo Detect Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Collision

For the first time, LIGO has discovered Gravitational Waves emitted from the collision of two neutron stars. Congratulations to everyone at UF Physics involved in this unprecedented discovery!



Super Starburt Galaxy Found One Billion Years After the Big Bang

UF graduate student Jingzhe Ma and professor Anthony Gonzalez used the Chandra X-ray Observatory to capture a galaxy 12.7 billion light years away from Earth undergoing extraordinary star formation.


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