All posts by Richard B. Drumm

Richard Drumm is President of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society and President of 3D – Drumm Digital Design, a video production company with clients such as Kodak, Xerox and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. He was an observer with the UVa Parallax Program at McCormick Observatory in 1981 & 1982. He’s found that his greatest passion in life is public outreach astronomy and he pursues it at every opportunity.

By Richard B. Drumm on March 7, 2019 in
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Listen to this story from the Sun as it tells its story in layers of light, each layer reveals what’s happening at different depths and temperatures. #spacescoop @unawe #365DaysOfAstro

By Richard B. Drumm on February 27, 2019 in
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Could Life Exist on One of Saturn’s Moons if it has water? @unawe #spacescoop #365DaysOfAstro

By Richard B. Drumm on February 13, 2019 in
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Does the Universe go on forever or does it have an edge? Has it always existed and if not, how old is it? Will it end? more at #365DaysOfAstro today’s @unawe #spacescoop

By Richard B. Drumm on January 29, 2019 in
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In October of 2018, the discovery of a new supercluster in the distant Universe was announced! Just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang.

By Richard B. Drumm on January 16, 2019 in
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Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to discover a ring of black holes or neutron stars in the galaxy AM 0644-741 in the constellation Volans. This ring of black holes covers an area three times larger than the Milky Way, making it the real Lord of the Rings!

By Richard B. Drumm on January 9, 2019 in
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Colliding Stars Spill Radioactive Waste Into the Universe. @unawe #spacescoop at #365DaysOfAstro

By Richard B. Drumm on December 26, 2018 in
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Today, we understand gravity much better than we did in Galileo’s day, thanks to Albert Einstein. Over 100 years ago, Einstein came up with a theory of gravity that has so far passed all tests, in laboratories and out in space.

By Richard B. Drumm on December 14, 2018 in
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Selfie by InSight spacecraft. The best one from Mars.