Topic: Astronomy and Cosmology

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Alumna discovers a bestseller and major motion picture in her own backyard

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Winter 2016

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Engineering students study the anthropology of outer space

What exactly is "the Anthropology of Outer Space," and how does it help science students gain valuable perspective about their work?

Winter 2016

Secrets of the Stars

Secrets of the Stars

APOGEE gives astronomers a new view of the galaxy

As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the APOGEE project is giving us a clearer view of our dusty galaxy.

Summer 2015

Close Call

Close Call

UVA astronomer spots passing asteroid

The prospect of asteroids smashing into Earth might seem highly unlikely, but for astronomers like UVA research scientist Greg Black, it’s a scenario to be taken seriously. A large asteroid could cause catastrophic damage; asteroids have hit the planet many times in the past and may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Summer 2008

Highlights

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.