Vera (Cooper) Rubin is an astronomer who has done pioneering work on galaxy rotation rates. Her discovery of what is known as "flat rotation curves" is the most direct and robust evidence of dark matter.
Binghamton, NEW YORK — Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Center will celebrate the international “Year of Astronomy” by unveiling new mural-sized images from NASA’s observatories today at its facility on Underwood Road in Vestal.
Morristown, NEW JERSEY — Many of us can remember as kids lying on a blanket in the back yard or an open field and looking up at the sky to see the stars. It felt magical, as if we were at one with the universe.
New Delhi, INDIA — An astro-fortnight celebrating the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) got off to a scintillating start here as space enthusiasts listened to fusion music by an Indian vocalist and an Italian violinist.
Pune, INDIA — The year 2009 is being celebrated as the International year of astronomy by UNESCO and IAU (International Astronomical Union) as it marks the 400 years of the first use of a telescope by Galileo that eventually led to a scientific revolution.
GLOBAL — Astronomers will tie together the largest collection of the world's radio telescopes ever assembled to work as a single observing tool in a project aimed at improving the precision of the reference frame scientists use to measure positions in the sky.