Former Chevy Chase resident, the late Vera Rubin, passed over for a Nobel Price in physics for her contributions in identifying dark matter, finally gets an observatory named in her honor. The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, under construction in 2020 in Chile, was announced earlier this year by the National Science Foundation.
Read a New York Times article about it here https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/science/vera-rubin-telescope-astronomy.html.
In an HCCDC oral history interview conducted four years before her 2016 death, Vera talks about her life in Chevy Chase and what it was like to be a woman in science. Read her oral history interview here.