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.
McConnelsville, OHIO — The Kate Love Simpson Library will take visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy when it unveils mural-sized images of the Milky Way's core as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Tucson, ARIZONA — For years, the clear skies and minimal lights of the nighttime Southern Arizona desert has attracted major astronomy facilities to the area from around the world. Some have dubbed this part of the state "The Astronomy Capital of the World."
Lincoln, NEBRASKA — Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum will take visitors on a journey to the center of our galaxy when it unveils two new mural-size images of the Milky Way's core on Sunday.
Camrose AB, CANADA — This year has been designated International Year of Astronomy by the United Nations to highlight 400 years of astronomy since 1609 when Galileo first viewed the heavens with a telescope.
Bryn Mwar, PENNSYLVANIA — "If you have never looked through a decent telescope before, you have no idea of the amount of detail that is in space," said Haverford’s Professor of Astronomy, Bruce Partridge.
Aiken, SOUTH CAROLINA — Two mural-size images of the Milky Way - as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the other two "Great Observatories" - were unveiled at USC Aiken's Ruth Patrick Science Education Center/DuPont Planetarium Tuesday.