August 22nd: Vera Rubin’s Discovery of the Rotation of Stars in Galaxies


Podcaster: Andy Poniros

Title: Vera Rubin’s Discovery of the Rotation of Stars in Galaxies

Organization: Cosmic Perspective

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Intro Music: “A Piece of Space History”, by Andy Poniros

Closing Music:” 2001 Funk”, composed by Larry Benigno

Description: Despite having to overcome the obstacles that women faced with interests in science, and participating in a field predominately occupied by men at the time, Dr. Rubin made one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century!  A discovery that continues to impact our understanding of the structure of the universe! I hope you enjoy my 2009 interview with Dr, Rubin

Bio: Andy Poniros is a JPL / NASA Solar System Ambassador, Amateur Astronomer, Telescope Builder, Science Reporter and “Cosmic Perspective” host on

Today’s sponsor: This episode of 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by, Andy Poniros. “Cosmic Perspective” is an Andy Poniros Production. For more information, you can go to

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