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August 2001

Exploring Hubble's Future

By George Best
August Meeting

Bruce Balick
Chair and Professor
Department of Astronomy
University of Washington
Wednesday, August 15
7:30 p.m.

A-102 Physics-Astronomy Bldg.
University of Washington

Come early at 7 p.m. to visit with your fellow members.

Bring your slides for after the program.

BRUCE Balick, professor and chair of the University of Washington Department of Astronomy will speak at the August 15 SAS meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Building on the UW campus.

Professor Balick will discuss the future of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), starting with the next servicing mission scheduled for this November. Professor Balick was recently named the new chair of the University of Washington Department of Astronomy, where he has been since 1975. Professor Balick presently serves on the Scientific Oversight Committee for the Wide Field Camera 3 project. The team is designing the last camera to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope before its mission ends in 2010.

Before Professor Balick's presentation, we'll have a 15-minute Table Mountain Review. Bring your pictures, slides, and stories for a short "show and tell."

One of our members went to Africa this Spring to see the total eclipse, and he will show us slides. Did anyone else go? Bring your slides!

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