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Department of Physics and Astronomy

total lunar eclipse
Jan 25, 2018

Super, blue, and eclipsed: Come Jan. 31, it's three moons in one.

UNLV grad cap
Dec 15, 2017

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Len Jessup during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

Michael Pravica talks to Marshawn Lynch
Oct 31, 2017

Physics professor Michael Pravica teams up with Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch in Bleacher Report web series.

Aug 15, 2017

Get ready for the sun to go dark during the day, but don't grab your shades. UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen on being humbled by the universe.

Supernova 1987A
Mar 21, 2017

University Forum lecture looks back 30 years to the first time anyone since the days of Queen Elizabeth I was able to see a supernova with the naked eye.

artwork from Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery
Feb 22, 2017
Arts & Culture

“Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery” shows the beauty of science and the artistic side of even the most lab-bound of scientists.

Zhaohuan Zhu
Feb 22, 2017
Campus News

Zhaohuan Zhu is the first UNLV scientist to earn fellowship for early career scholars considered ‘next generation of scientific leaders.’

Feb 3, 2017

Exoplanet discoveries have opened up brash new ways to think about the way systems operate in distant galaxies, and challenged how we approach own galactic neighborhood.

This slide of a Martian meteorite
Feb 1, 2017
Arts & Culture

"Inquiry: The Art of Scientific Discovery" brings College of Sciences together with UNLV Galleries for an exhibit of images and objects related to UNLV research.

Artist's rendition of a hot Earth-sized planet
Oct 11, 2016

The key feature of these systems is a hot planet on a short orbit. Understanding these systems may help us better understand the process involved in making planets.

2016 Mercury transit
May 5, 2016
Campus News

From experts in our astronomy department: Here's what you need to know about the rare celestial event that will take place May 9.

An artist’s impression of the super-Earth 55 Cancri e.
May 3, 2016

Super-Earths might have cleaned the inner regions of the solar system and then been swallowed by the sun.

Nemanja Novokovic
Mar 2, 2016

A nearly native Las Vegan, Nemanja Novakovic had planned to leave Nevada when it came time for college. But that was before he discovered his academic dreams could be fulfilled at UNLV.

Artist rendition of the Kepler-9 planetary system
Dec 1, 2015

Planetary neighbors can help each other sustain life, according to new research from UNLV and Harvard scientists.