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清华天文学科创建20周年庆祝大会

春暖花开、草长莺飞。万物生长之际,正值清华大学110周年,与此同时,迎来了清华大学天文学科创建的20周年。2021年4月24日,天文系在古色古香、充满历史人文气息的船山书院举办了“清华大学天文学科创建20周年庆祝大会”。

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天文系2020年贞仪奖学金颁奖仪式

2020年10月8日,周四,天文系召开了2020年度贞仪奖学金颁奖仪式。贞仪奖学金捐赠者陶菲女士莅临,天文系的本科生、研究生、博士后和教师被邀请参加此次活动。仪式在上午10:30开始,主持人冯骅教授介绍了贞仪奖学金的设立宗旨由陶菲女士为本年度贞仪奖学金获奖者郑晓晨博士颁奖,随后郑晓晨博士发表获奖感言。之后在天文系两位女教师许丹丹和王雪凇带领下,共同讨论女性在基础研究职业生涯的经历和坚持。最后全体女生合影留念。

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天文系举行2020级研究生开学典礼暨新生教育会

8月26日,天文系2020级研究生开学典礼暨新生教育会举行。会上,李惕碚院士回顾了天文学科的发展历程,并结合自己的经历勉励同学们潜心学术、志存高远。系主任毛淑德介绍了天文系的文化和系内教授的研究方向,并就如何更好地开展学术研究向同学们提出建议和期望。天文系全体2020级研究生和部分教师、工作人员参会。会议由副系主任冯骅主持。

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天文系召开年度发展战略研讨会

8月7日,天文系年度发展战略研讨会召开。会议总结了天文系成立一年来取得的成果和进展,讨论了存在的不足和解决方案,对未来建设发展及后续工作进行了研讨和部署。本次会议通过线上、线下相结合的方式进行,全系教职工共11人参加会议,会议由系主任毛淑德主持。

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清华大学天文系获批一级学科博士授权点

2020年3月30日,国务院学位委员会发布《关于下达2019年学位授权自主审核单位撤销和增列的学位授权点名单的通知》,清华大学天文系获批天文学一级学科博士授权点。


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Tsinghua Vice President Xue Qikun visits DoA

In the morning of March 6, 2020, Tsinghua University Vice President XUE Qikun visited the Department of Astronomy (DoA) to inspect the work under Coronavirus epidemic since its outbreak in early 2020. Chair of DoA, MAO Shude, first introduced general information of DoA students, then briefed in details regarding recent work of epidemic prevention and control, and employment promotion plan for graduates. Prof. LI Cheng who have two graduate students graduating this year, added with more details regarding their career interests and future employment planning. DoA colloquium organizer, Prof. CAI Zheng, also briefed the Vice President about the change from traditional colloquium to online colloquium; it turns out attendee numbers increased by 20%.

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CNSA officials visited Tsinghua to discuss the HUBS project

The Deputy Director of the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA), Mr. WU Yanhua, led a delegation to visit Tsinghua University on Dec. 13, 2019, specifically to discuss a proposed China-led international space project, known as the Hot Universe Baryon Surveyor (HUBS), for X-ray astronomy. Accompanied by Vice President YOU Zheng, Deputy Director Wu and other CNSA officials visited the Low-Temperature Detector (LTD) Laboratory, which is housed in the Department of Astronomy, and learned about the status of detector development for HUBS, which is funded by the China Natural Science Foundation.

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INQUIRIES OF HEAVEN: Exoplanets & Extraterrestrial Life

The first lecture of "INQUIRIES OF HEAVEN" forum of Tsinghua University Public Lecture series, "Exoplanets & Extraterrestrial Life", took place in the auditorium of Tsinghua University on the evening of November 15, 2019, as scheduled. Prof. LIN Chao, a famous astrophysicist, Prof. ZHU Ting, School of life, Tsinghua University, and MS. HAO Jingfang, a popular science fiction writer who won the Hugo Award, were invited as guests. Prof. MAO Shude, head of the Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University, was the host. Although the weather was cold, the atmosphere was very active. More than 500 people attended the lecture, and more than 3800 people listened to the lecture online through the live network platform.

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Recruitment procedures for PhD students 2020

The recruitment procedures and admission list for DoA PhD students in 2020 can be found here.

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Logo for the Department of Astronomy

Department of Astronomy (DoA) of Tsinghua University is announcing its logo today. The logo is designed to be an abstract from a common phenomenon in the Universe — a spiral disk and associated jets, which can be found in many astronomical  systems including proto-stellar systems, accreting black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and galaxies, ranging across a huge scale in mass, size, and energy. The "spiral disk" in the logo implies the accretion of knowledge and convergence of talents, while the "jet" represents the extension of research, discoveries to the unknowns, as well as feedback to the community and society.

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2019 DoA and THCA Welcome Party

The Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University held "2019 DoA and THCA Welcome Party" on 22 Aug 2019. New coming graduate students and postdocs, senior student representatives as well as the THCA faculty members participated.

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Wandering Earth

The 25th “New Worlds, New Horizons” Public Astronomy Lecture took place in the Xijie lecture hall of Tsinghua University on Apr. 17th, 2019. It was delivered by Dr. GOU Lijun from the National Astronomical Observatory, Dr. YU Jun (Steed) from GuoKr.com, and Prof. MAO Shude from the Tsinghua University. It attracted a large amount of audience on site and over one hundred fifty thousand online viewers via the Tencent News live broadcast.

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