Astronomy You Are Here: Scientists Unveil Precise Map Of More Than A Billion Stars By Nell Greenfieldboyce • Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday was the day astronomers said goodbye to the old Milky Way they had known and loved and hello to a new view of our home galaxy. A European Space Agency mission called Gaia just released a long-awaited treasure trove of data: precise measurements of 1.7 billion stars. 'Taste Of Science' Connects Scientists And A Curious Public By Ashley Schiedenhelm • Apr 19, 2018 Taste of Science So a scientist walks into a bar...and shares their knowledge over a beer. Starting Monday, April 23, Tampa-area scientists will be at local breweries, sharing beer and conversation as part of the Taste of Science conference series. Bok Tower Gardens Brings Back Dark Sky Festival By Susan Giles Wantuck • Jan 12, 2018 Julian Torres The folks at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales say they're expecting clear skies for their second annual "HARMONY Dark Sky Festival & Star Party" Saturday, January 13 from 4 to 9:30 p.m.