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

Pulp Fact

Pulp Fact

UVA student publications grapple with the same print vs. online issues that preoccupy the rest of the newspaper industry.

Shoot to Thrill

Shoot to Thrill

UVA sports photographer Matt Riley shares some of his favorite photographed moments from the past decade.

From Helvetica to a Helluva Ride

From Helvetica to a Helluva Ride

How did CBS Executive Producer Mary Hager end up in political media, and why does she have UVA's former football coach to thank for her career path?