- The Future of Prediction (SynTalk) 10 April 2017
- Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe 30 March 2017
- Speeding Star Gives New Clues to Breakup of Multi-Star System 30 March 2017
- “CosmoQuest: You can help discover our universe" is the Friedman Lecture on March 28, 2017 24 March 2017
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State has one of the most productive astronomy research programs in the country, according to a study by the National Research Council. Penn State ranks in the top three (along with Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology) in the NRC Survey-based quality score emphasizing publications and citations per faculty member per year, and number of grants. Additional information about the NRC review of astronomy programs can be found at phds.org, in a summary of the Penn State program prepared by the department, and in a press release from the Eberly College of Science.