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.
Atlanta, GEORGIA Atlanta area amateur astronomers and fans of the cosmos have an interesting opportunity next week. On September 3rd the Atlanta Skeptics are holding a Star Party which will be hosted by Dr. Phil Plait and Dr. Pamela Gay.
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA Carnegie Science Center announced plans for the development of a permanent astronomy exhibition featuring the historic Zeiss II Planetarium Star Projector from the Theater of the Stars in the former Buhl Science Center.