Central Virginia Governor’s School. Central Virginia Governor’s School + University of Virginia Department of Astronomy. Astronomy Is…. The study of objects and energy beyond Earth.
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The Milky Way and Other Galaxies
The Structure and Origin of the Universe
The Solar System
Io and Jupiter
M31, the Andromeda Galaxy
Green Bank Telescope (radio)
Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared)
NGC 3576, a very active star-forming region (infrared)
Infant star with disk and polar jets (artist drawing)
Star clusters, dust bubbles, infrared emission objects, and galaxies hidden to our eyes by thick Milky Way dust.
A cluster of galaxies
Light from gas in a galaxy with LOTS of new stars forming.
Gas in a galaxy rapidly spinning around a central super-massive black hole (artist drawing)
Images of a galaxy with water emitting radio light
M42, the Orion Nebula
(Sadly, not quite like this)
2010-2011 CVGS researchers + UVa mentors visit the Green Bank Radio Observatory