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December 4, 2002

Lecture will focus on using Hubble Space Telescope to glimpse the birth of the universe

News and Information

  • WHAT: Free public lecture

  • WHO: Bruce Margon, former UW astronomy professor, now associate director for science of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

  • WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7

  • WHERE: Room 130 Kane Hall, University of Washington campus

    DETAILS: Margon, a popular astronomy lecturer for more than 20 years at the UW, will discuss astronomical discoveries and achievements of the Hubble Space Telescope, emphasizing how the observatory has helped scientists understand the origins of stars, galaxies and the universe itself. His talk will include many of the stirring images captured by Hubble.

    The lecture is part of the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting, being held in Seattle, and is sponsored by the UW astronomy department and the AAS Second Century Lecture Series.

    Admission is free but there is a charge for parking on campus (most convenient is the underground parking garage at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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    For more information, see http://www.astro.washington.edu/dept/publiclecture.html or contact the UW astronomy department at (206) 543-2888.