Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gets Into A Rap Battle With B.o.B Over Flat Earth Theory
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Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry
Documents show Willie Soon, researcher at Harvard-Smithsonian Center, received total of $1.25m from groups that included Koch brothers foundation
20 Times Neil deGrasse Tyson Blew Everyone's Mind On Twitter
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Gerard K. O'Neill - The High Frontier 1/5 - YouTube
Aug 15, 2011 ... Dr. Gerard K. O'Neill talks about his ideas for space colonization.
Harvard Computers
Edward Charles Pickering (director of the Harvard Observatory from 1877 to 1919) decided to hire women as skilled workers to process astronomical data. Among these women were Williamina Fleming, Annie...
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Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gets Into A Rap Battle With B.o.B Over Flat Earth Theory
The famed astrophysicist got into a Twitter spat with the rapper, which then turned into a bona fide rap battle. B.o.B, whom you might know from his hits "Airplanes," "Nothin' On You" and "Strange Clo...
Antony Cooke
Antony Cooke, (Born 3 August 1948, Sydney, Australia), is an American cellist, recording artist, former university professor, composer, and author of published books and articles on musicology and ast...
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Work of prominent climate change denier was funded by energy industry
Documents show Willie Soon, researcher at Harvard-Smithsonian Center, received total of $1.25m from groups that included Koch brothers foundation
George W. Myers
George W. Myers (April 30, 1864 – November 23, 1931) was an American astronomer, mathematician and progressive educator. Born in Champaign Illinois, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1888 from ...
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Alar Toomre
Alar Toomre (born 5 February 1937 in Rakvere) is an Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Toomre's re...
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Laird A. Thompson
Laird A. Thompson (born 6 September 1947), is a professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thompson graduated with a B.A. in both physics and astronomy from the Univers...
Robert Schommer
Robert A. Schommer (December 9, 1946 – December 12, 2001) was an American observational astronomer. He was a professor at Rutgers University and later a project scientist for the U.S. office of the Ge...
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Robert B. Leighton
Robert Benjamin Leighton (September 10, 1919 – March 9, 1997) was a prominent American experimental physicist who spent his professional career at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech...
Ed Nather
R. Edward Nather (1926 – 2014) was the Rex G. Baker, Jr. and McDonald Observatory Centennial Research Professor Emeritus in Astronomy at UT Austin. He pioneered the fields of asteroseismology of whit...
Pamela L. Gay
Pamela L. Gay is an American astronomer, educator, podcaster, and writer, best known for her work in astronomical podcasting and citizen science astronomy projects. She works as an assistant research ...
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Neil Gehrels
Neil Gehrels (1952) is an astrophysicist specializing in the field of Gamma-ray astronomy. He graduated in 1976 with Bachelor's degrees in music and physics from the University of Arizona. He receive...
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George Coyne
George V. Coyne, S.J. (born January 19, 1933) is a Jesuit priest, astronomer, and former director of the Vatican Observatory and head of the observatory’s research group which is based at the Universi...
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Richard Kowalski
Richard A. Kowalski (b 1963) is an American astronomer who has discovered numerous asteroids, comets and other near-Earth objects.Kowalski has had a lifelong interest in astronomy with an emphasis on ...
Brian P. Roman
Brian P. Roman is an American astronomer.He discovered a number of asteroids, and also co-discovered the periodic comets 111P/Helin–Roman–Crockett, 117P/Helin–Roman–Alu and 132P/Helin–Roman–Alu.The as...
David Healy (astronomer)
David B. Healy (1936–2011) was an American astrophotographer and asteroid discoverer who is known for his contributions to Burnham's Celestial Handbook.
David B. Healy was born 1936 in Los Angeles...
A. E. Douglass
A. E. (Andrew Ellicott) Douglass (July 5, 1867, Windsor, Vermont – March 20, 1962, Tucson, Arizona) was an American astronomer. He discovered a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot cycle, a...
Steven J. Ostro
Steven Jeffrey Ostro (March 9, 1946 – December 15, 2008) was an American scientist specializing in radar astronomy. He worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Ostro led radar observations of nume...
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Dirk Brouwer
Dirk Brouwer (September 1, 1902, Rotterdam – January 31, 1966, New Haven) was a Dutch-American astronomer.He received his Ph.D. in 1927 at Leiden University under Willem de Sitter and then went...
Harlow Shapley
Harlow Shapley (November 2, 1885 – October 20, 1972) was an American astronomer.He used RR Lyrae stars to correctly estimate the size of the Milky Way Galaxy and the sun's position within it. In...
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