Richmond Astronomical Society

Archive for February 2011

Mars in the Desert, a New Telescope Sees First Light and Lots of Other Stuff

Feb 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog

February and March meetings: At the last meeting, Dr. Amy Treonis gave us a great overview of her work and research interests, specifically desert environments as analogs for Mars. You can read more about Amy and her work in astrobiology and extreme environments at the University of Richmond here. Sydney Mabry, one of our younger […]

Is this the end of dark matter?

Feb 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Events

Dark matter is our best explanation for why galaxies stay together when they don’t seem massive enough to keep up gravitational attraction. But now a largely-dismissed alternative theory has some actual proof backing it up. This could get complicated.