Majewski Research Group in the News

Jan. 2012

Revolutionary new survey to take Milky Way census

Sep. 2011

Majewski and APOGEE Featured on Discovery Channel
Link to video (The APOGEE story starts at about the 2:15 mark of this clip.)
Multiple dwarf strikes gave Milky Way its spirals

Jun. 2011

Majewski eulogy at the Allan Sandage Memorial, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Click right for audio of talk

May 2011

Five Young U.Va. Innovators Awarded FEST Funding
UVa Today

April 2011

Virginia House of Delegates member Rob Bell visits APOGEE
Rob Bell's Notes

Jan 2011

R. Jay Gabany Wins Chambliss Award
Sky and Telescope

Dec. 2010

UVa astronomers to shine light on unseeable stars
The Daily Progress

Nov. 2010

UVa-built APOGEE to Provide New Window on the Milky Way
UVa Today

Jan. 2010


Law, Majewski and Johnton model of the Sagittarius tidal stream used to map the shape of the Milky Way's dark matter halo.

Astronomers Map the Shape of Galactic Dark Matter
Selected stories:

Combined radio/optical image shows Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds, and the new radio image of the Magellanic Stream. Blue and white are the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Red is the hydrogen gas in the Magellanic Stream, in the disks of the Magellanic Clouds, and in the stream's Leading Arm. The Milky Way is horizontal in the middle of the image; the Magellanic Clouds are the light spots at the center-right portion of the image, from which the gas stream originates. Brown is dust clouds in the Milky Way (Credit: Nidever, et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF and Meilinger, Leiden-Argentine-Bonn Survey, Parkes Observatory, Westerbork Observatory, Arecibo Observatory).

Giant Intergalactic Gas Stream Longer and Older than Thought
Selected stories:

Sep. 2009

University of Virginia Astronomers Keeping an Eye on California Fires

Dec. 2008

University of Virginia to probe Milky Way history in Sloan Digital Sky Survey III

May 2007

A Rising Star in Astronomy: Grad student Rachael Beaton's galactic discoveries earn international attention
Arts and Sciences Magazine

May 2007

Undergrad got "phenomenal back-stage pass into the research realm of distinct sciences"
Inside UVa

Jan. 2007


The evening winter sky as it appears when looking west from mid-latitudes of the USA, showing the location of the Andromeda Galaxy. The large circle represents the size of the discovered Andromeda halo with respect to the Andromeda disk (small circle to inset). Image: Stellarium Planetarium, GALEX team, NASA, Caltech.

Astronomers Discover Halo of Red Giant Stars Around Andromeda
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Sep. 2003


The 2MASS view of the entire sky, dominated by our Milky Way. The faint extension below the center of our Milky Way is the core of the Sagittarius dwarf. The bright smudges below and to the right of the plane of the Milky Way are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, which are more intact satellite galaxies of the Milky Way than the Sagittarius dwarf. Photo credit: John Carpenter and Robert Hurt/2MASS Project.

New Map of the Milky Way Shows our Galaxy to be a Cannibal
Selected stories:
UN Condemns Milky Way Aggression
The Thief's Den (joke blog, entry for Sep. 25, 2003)

Nov. 2002

Mead Award is a heavenly dream come true
Arts and Sciences Magazine


Building a Better Guide to the Galaxy
NASA's PlanetQuest Podcast (and transcript)

Jun. 2001

Weighing the Milky Way -- U.Va. astronomers prepare to measure space
Arts and Sciences Magazine

Dec. 2000

Digging Didges -- Musician plays, makes and teaches the hum of the ancient art
The Dreamtime Project/The Daily Progress

Winter 1998

A New Twist on the Milky Way
Explorations A New Twist on the Milky Way