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.
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