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Watch distant worlds dance around their sun

Stunning new time lapse video shows 12 years of exoplanets orbiting their star In 2008, HR8799 was the first extrasolar planetary system ever directly...

Explore the Cosmos with CIERA

DONORS LAUNCH MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE DURING SPECIAL-ACCESS TRIP TO ARIZONA OBSERVATORY New and long-time donors to the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration & Research in...

REACH 2022 Sessions Back In-Person

Research Experiences in Astronomy at CIERA for High School Students (REACH) is a highly interactive, 3-week program (with an optional 3-week extension) that provides...

RET 2022 Completion of a Successful First Year

CIERA’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program provides middle and high school teachers opportunities to engage in cutting-edge astronomy research, and help them translate...

Women astronomers leading the revolution

New book shares the stories of women astronomers as they revolutionize a historically male-dominated field The Sky Is for Everyone (published June 21st, 2022...

May 15 Lunar Eclipse Public Viewing

Northwestern students and Evanston residents gathered atop the South Campus Parking Garage Sunday May 15th, 2022 to view the total lunar eclipse of the...