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Carnegie-Dunlap Fellow Maria Drout wins Carnegie Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award

Carnegie-Dunlap Fellow Maria Drout wins Carnegie Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award

NASA Hubble Fellow and Carnegie-Dunlap Fellow Maria Drout has won the Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award from Carnegie Institution for Science..

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Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

Assistant Professor – Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation

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Astronomers Observe the Magnetic Field of the Remains of Supernova 1987A

Astronomers Observe the Magnetic Field of the Remains of Supernova 1987A

For the first time, astronomers have directly observed the magnetism in one of the most studied objects in astronomy: the remains of Supernova 1987A.

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2008 – 2018: The Dunlap Institute Celebrates Ten Years of Astronomical Discovery

2008 – 2018: The Dunlap Institute Celebrates Ten Years of Astronomical Discovery

In May 2018, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto celebrates its tenth anniversary.

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Astronomers Observe Unprecedented Detail In Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth

Astronomers Observe Unprecedented Detail In Pulsar 6500 Light-Years From Earth

A team of astronomers from the University of Toronto has made one of the highest resolution observations ever, of a pulsar a 6500 light-years away.

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How Do You Make A Galaxy Without Dark Matter?

How Do You Make A Galaxy Without Dark Matter?

A team, including astronomers from the University of Toronto and Yale University, has discovered a unique galaxy—the first of its kind—that appears to contain virtually no dark matter.

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Major Upgrade Increases Power of Radio Telescope to Probe the Universe

Major Upgrade Increases Power of Radio Telescope to Probe the Universe

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) has completed a planned major upgrade, making it ten times more sensitive and doubling its ability to resolve detail.

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Astronomers First to See Source of Gravitational Waves in Visible Light

Astronomers First to See Source of Gravitational Waves in Visible Light

For the first time, astronomers have observed in visible light a cataclysmic cosmic event that generated gravitational waves detected on Earth.

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$23 Million in New Funding for Dunlap Institute Astronomers

$23 Million in New Funding for Dunlap Institute Astronomers

Astronomers from the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics have received $23 million in new funding.

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Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

Canadian ingenuity crafts game-changing technology for CHIME telescope

A revolutionary Canadian radio telescope called CHIME will tackle major astrophysics and cosmology topics.

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