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An image of the Hamburg galaxy, a spiral disk in lit up in whites, yellows and pinks surrounded by the blackness of space, with some bright celestial objects dotting here and there.

Experience the universe for Dark Sky Week

April 22-30, join in local events honoring Utah’s phenomenal night skies.


Spring View-University of Utah Campus

Renewable energy project recognized

The U is one of only 143 institutions worldwide to earn a STARS Gold rating or better.


Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy

It is one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, an object that has long been sought by astronomers.


New effort to map the universe, unravel mysteries of ‘dark energy’

The international collaboration that includes the University of Utah aims to construct a 3-D map of the universe in more detail than ever before.


A landscape of the dark skies. You see an arm of the Milky Way Galaxy.

6 dark sky parks near campus

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at these parks located an hour or less from the U’s campus.


The foreground is the silhouette of a tall spire in front of a purple sky at dust where a bright white comet plunges towards the horizon.

Comet NEOWISE lit up skies and social media

Comet NEOWISE blazed across the skies of the northern hemisphere and won’t return for 6,800 years. If you missed it, never fear—the University of Utah community captured stunning photos of this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.