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Unlocking the Stars

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Join the Weizmann Institute in Revealing the Origins of the Universe.

New technologies have transformed astrophysics from a theoretical field into one that is dynamic and cutting-edge, with the Weizmann Institute of Science leading the way in extraordinary accomplishments such as watching supernova explosions in real time.

Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam is a cosmic detective, seeking to identify the stars that explode in supernovas. These stars, though far away, have a great deal to do with life on Earth today, as solving their mysteries can provide vital clues about the origins of the elements – including those necessary for life itself. They can also help answer cosmological questions about the beginning of the universe, and its potential end. Now, Prof. Gal-Yam’s work is poised to take a historic step forward, thanks to an exciting new project called ULTRASAT. An international collaboration led by the Weizmann Institute, NASA, and Caltech, this satellite will study the ultraviolet (UV) sky, providing new knowledge and helping resolve some basic questions about massive star death. ULTRASAT is Weizmann’s first actual foray into space – a great step indeed for a small institution!

Your fundraising efforts will help us explore the universe!

To learn more about the Weizmann Institute’s exploration of our universe, read:

New Space Telescopes Will Build on Israeli Experience

Super Supernovae



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Donor Comments

Ronald Silverman

Ronald Silverman


2 years ago

Steven Meyers

Steven Meyers


My gift honors Oded and Avishay and the entire Planetary Science team at Weizmann. They've given us the sense that we're on a great journey together. We see the fragility and beauty of our own planet, even as we look further into the vast, beyond our home to discover and explore ... who knows what next? 3 years ago