Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1997 - Science - 236 pages
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Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters charts two extraordinary journeys: the road to a better understanding of the structure and composition of the universe, and Dr. Rubin's own path-breaking career. The scientific papers included here offer an overview of the topic that has been the major focus of Dr. Rubin's career: the motions of stars within galaxies and the evidence from these motions that most of the matter in the universe is dark. Elsewhere, Dr. Rubin examines some of the tools of her trade - from star charts to the Hubble Telescope to some of the observatories where she has worked. The concluding section, The Astronomical Life, finds Dr. Rubin writing candidly about the demands and rewards of her career, offering insightful portraits of colleagues, friends, and other notable women in science.
 

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ROBERT A. RUBIN is a partner of the New York City law firm of Postner & Rubin, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the 1999 President of the American College of Construction Lawyers. VIRGINIA FAIRWEATHER, retired after 15 years as editor-in-chief of Civil Engineering magazine, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers, has been a journalist in the engineering and construction field for over 25 years. SAMMIE D. GUY, formerly contracting officer at the Bureau of Reclamation, is retired as the Director of International Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

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