Science Fashion: Dark Matter BOSS dress at the SDSS

Science Dress: Dark Matter BOSS by Shenova

Today’s customer photo features Data Coordinator Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans and Spokesperson Karen L Masters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Both wearing the Dark Matter BOSS dress from the Women in STEM Collection!


Scientist Anne Marie Weijmans at SDSS Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Image Credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey


Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans

Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans is an astronomer and Data Coordinator at SDSS. Her research concentrates on the structure and evolution of galaxies, and more specifically, on the properties of their dark matter haloes. Watch her presentation on the lives of galaxies below.

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Dr. Karen L Masters

Dr. Karen L Masters is an astronomer working at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK. She is also the Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo where her research time is spent combining classifications from this project with other data to study galaxy evolution. That’s her relation to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey where she is a member and Director of Public Engagement and Outreach for SDSS-IV.

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Inspiration for the Dark Matter Dress

The galaxy map featured on the dress was made thanks to hundreds of scientists and astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III collaborating to measure 1.2 million galaxies covering a volume of 650 cubic billion light-years. The result is the massive orange dotted map below. If that’s not mind-boggling enough; consider that each of those dots is a galaxy that each houses a few hundred billion stars.

The making of the Dark Matter Boss Dress


SDSS Galaxy Map as Science Dress



Wear your passion

You don’t have to be a doctor or scientist to celebrate science! Wear the Dark Matter BOSS dress and show the world what you think matters. Each Shenova dress is custom made to order in California; no sweatshops! It’s also tailored to your measurements so it fits you perfectly. Combined with the wrinkle-resistant material you’ll have a dress for all academic occasions for years to come.

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Dark Matter BOSS tie

Dr. David Weinberg, spokesperson and project scientist at SDSS wearing the Dark Matter BOSS tie. Uses the same design as the Dark Matter BOSS dress. 

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Data Coordinator Dr. Anne-Marie Weijmans and Spokesperson Karen L Masters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Holly R
Holly R


Holly is the founder of Shenova Fashion. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA she now runs her studio in the San Francisco Bay Area where she combines her passion for the STEM fields and making clothes.

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