May 9, 2016
The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun for the first time in a decade on Monday morning and UBC astronomers have set up a telescope viewing area for the public.
Media Release | January 8, 2015
In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star, just before it vanished.
Media Release | August 30, 2013
UBC astronomers have discovered the first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus.
July 18, 2013
UBC astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover new insights into the formation of the Milky Way.
April 3, 2013 - by By Basil Waugh
Student Eva Kwan keeps Canada’s favorite astronaut grounded
Media Release | March 21, 2013
The Planck Space Telescope has produced the best map ever made of the most ancient light in the Universe, with help from a Canadian team led by University of British Columbia Prof. Douglas Scott and University of Toronto Prof. J. Richard Bond.
Media Release | January 24, 2013
$11M UBC-led CHIME project to attempt largest survey of observable universe
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada’s largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
Media Release | December 18, 2012
UBC physicists and astronomers are part of three of the top four breakthroughs of 2012 in Physics World’s annual accounting of the greatest achievements in the field.
Media Release | December 6, 2011
University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world’s largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.
Media Release | April 28, 2011
An international team of astronomers today revealed details of a “super-exotic” exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison.
Media Release | March 25, 2010
University of British Columbia astronomer Ludovic Van Waerbeke with an international team has confirmed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating after looking at data from the largest-ever survey conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope.