When the laws governing systems on Earth are applied to places other than Earth, the remarkable thing is that they work quite well. Some discoveries, however, either do not fit the current understanding or go against it. When you look into the night sky, what are you seeing? That is the basic question of astrophysics. Dr. Marco Fatuzzo has spearheaded the research effort in astrophysics. He has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Arizona in studying the galactic center, and has brought other physicists to give seminars on particle physics.