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.
USA — The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s revolutionary telescope this year. So what better way to celebrate history than with a retro look at the cosmos?
New Brunswick, CANADA — Traditionally, many celebrations are capped with fireworks displays. As the International Year of Astronomy winds down, bundle up for a night of meteoritic fireworks in the night sky.
Belvidere, NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Distinguished Professor of Physics Dale E. Gary, will guide visitors on a journey to the center of the galaxy on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Cooperative Extension Services of Warren County.
GLOBAL — Calling all podcasters! The award-winning 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is proud to announce the project will continue for another 365 days, and is now accepting sign-ups for participants for 2010.