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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.

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Zanesville Times Recorder - November 15, 2009
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.

Why Southern Arizona is Considered the Astronomy Capital of the World
Arizona Reporter - November 15, 2009
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."

Star struck
Star Bulletin - November 14, 2009
Honolulu, HAWAII — Shooting stars above the lagoon at Ko'olina had onlookers emitting plenty of oohs and aahs. But, they weren't the only things attracting attention.

Mueller Planetarium to unveil new mural-size images from NASA
Journal Star - November 14, 2009
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.

The Camrose Canadian - November 14, 2009
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.

Current-Argus - November 13, 2009
Carlsbad, NEW MEXICO — The last Star Party and Celebration of the Night event for the year will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Three Telescopes Combine for Stunning Space Photo
Fox News - November 12, 2009
USA — A giant composite image of the Milky Way's center has been taken by NASA's three great observatories — the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The Bi-College News - November 12, 2009
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.

Daily Herald - November 11, 2009
Chicago, ILLINOIS — North Central College gave stargazers a view of the galaxy Tuesday they couldn't get from a typical telescope.

Aiken Standard - November 11, 2009
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.

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