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Date: Tue Apr 09 2002 - 06:32:17 PDT
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Subject: NOTED BERKELEY ASTRONOMER TO LECTURE ON 'BIG-BANG' THEORY
Kathleen Burton April 8, 2002
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650/604-1731 or 604-9000
NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the news media and public are invited to
attend the fifth talk in the 2001-2002 Silicon Valley Astronomy
Lecture Series, to be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. PDT at
Foothill College's Smithwick Theater, Los Altos Hills, Calif. More
information is available by calling the series hotline at
NOTED BERKELEY ASTRONOMER TO LECTURE ON 'BIG-BANG' THEORY
"Why I Believe in the Big-Bang: Evidence about the Origin of the
Universe" will be the topic of a free, non-technical talk at 7 p.m.
PDT on Wednesday, April 10, at
Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif. The public is invited.
Astronomer Dr. Alex Filippenko of the University of California,
Berkeley, will discuss the strong evidence that exists for the
'big-bang' theory of the creation of the universe as well as recent
modifications to the original theory. This includes the idea of rapid
inflation during the first blink of an eye of the universe's
existence. It also addresses the hypothesis that the universe may be
just one small part of a grand collective of universes or
"The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series is a wonderful community
resource that brings the latest scientific research in astrobiology
and astronomy to a general audience," said NASA Ames Center Director
Dr. Henry McDonald. "NASA Ames is proud to be a partner in these
Filippenko is one of the leaders of the research team that discovered
evidence for the accelerating theory of the universe, which suggests
that the expansion of the universe is speediing up. The work was
tapped as 'discovery of the year' by Science magazine.
Filippenko is co-author of an introductory college textbook in
astronomy and his video astronomy course has taught thousands of lay
people about cosmology and the universe. He is the current president
of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
This is the fifth talk in this year's Silicon Valley Astronomy
Lecture Series, co-sponsored by NASA Ames, Foothill College's
Division of Physical Science, Mathematics and
Engineering, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the SETI Institute.
The lecture series is held at Foothill College's Smithwick Theater in
Los Altos Hills. From interstate 280, exit at El Monte Road and
travel west to the campus. Visitors must purchase a one-day
campus-parking permit for $2. Admission is free and the public is
invited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Children
over the age of 13 are welcome. More information is available by
calling the series hotline at 650/949-7888.
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