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 28, 2018 in
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Do you know this phrase? “What goes up must come down”, but have you ever stopped to think about why? The answer is ‘gravity’.

By Richard B. Drumm on March 24, 2018 in
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Have you ever had a growth spurt? Maybe you kids have been making regular trips to stores to replace shoes that have become too tight or trousers that are too short?

By Richard B. Drumm on February 24, 2018 in
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Nature offers an even more impressive light show. Thanks to Earth’s magnetic fields and the violent explosions of energy on our Sun, we have the “aurora”. And Jupiter has one too!

By Richard B. Drumm on January 23, 2018 in
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Life in the Universe doesn’t necessarily mean aliens – it could mean us. WE could be the aliens!

By Richard B. Drumm on December 29, 2017 in
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Just like all good stories, the life of a star has a beginning, a middle and an end. But not with this star!

By Richard B. Drumm on November 25, 2017 in
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How is it like to live on the moon? check it out!

By Richard B. Drumm on October 28, 2017 in
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We can see and feel ripples in the fabric of the Universe itself!

By Richard B. Drumm on October 18, 2017 in
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A comet has been discovered that is also two asteroids!