Topic: universe

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year! As the world enters a new year, many people are looking at new calendars. Some scientists have recently been looking at a very old calendar and have arrived at a pretty amazing discovery. History and science come together to answer today's big question - what did the ancient...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Aside from light sabers, controversial striped dresses and Miss Universe mishaps there were lots of big science related headlines this year. 2015 was an innovative year for the science community and we could not close out the year without sharing some of our favorite science moments....

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's groundbreaking work on general relativity. In many aspects of the science industry, ideas are expanded upon or proven incorrect over the years, but how's general relativity doing 100 years later?   After a century of...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Justin Bartel is our astronomy and physics guru here at the Science Museum of Virginia. Physics is one of the most important branches of science and some pretty impressive thinkers have pushed the field along while simultaneously moving humanity forward as well. It's not easy to...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Knowing something is a pretty relative concept.  For a long time we knew that the Earth was the center of the universe, later we learned we were wrong about what we once knew.  So, accuracy means a lot for when we say we know things.  Using technology we've been able...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic album with some great musical performances, but one slight issue, there's no such thing as a dark side of the moon. There's a near and far side, but neither of those sides is ever permanently dark. Synchronous rotation allows for us to see one side...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hollywood's space movies are pretty awesome, right? Sometimes they are spot on and other times not so much...come explore the universe, and the films that have taken us into distant worlds, with us in The Dome. We will review the sciences of space related movies and separate fact from fiction!...
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

By David Hagan, Staff Scientist, Physical Sciences   The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a celebration of the 400th anniversary of astronomy as a modern science. In 1609, while Virginia’s tiny colony at Jamestown was struggling to survive, Galileo began...
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