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The Webfooted Astronomer - May 2000
Rare Earth Authors Featured at UW Astronomy Open House May 13
THE UW Astronomy Department Open House invites friends, colleagues, community, and family to its Open House Saturday, May 13, 2000, from 2 p.m. 6 p.m. in the Physics-Astronomy Building, A Wing, University of Washington campus, Seattle.
This year's theme is Astrobiology, and the keynote speakers are Dr. Don Brownlee and Dr. Peter Ward, co-authors of the popular book Rare Earth. The keynote address will be held at 4 p.m. in room A102, followed by a Panel Discussion on Astrobiology at 5 p.m.
Here are some of the other events planned:
Astronomers at the Movies: Live astronomer panel on science fiction flicks 3 - 4 p.m., room A102
"Drop-in" Slide Shows in room A114, 2–6 p.m. The Sky at Night: continuous planetarium shows, on each half hour. Get your tickets at the welcome desk.
Hands-on Astronomy for kids and adults, 2–6 p.m.:
Meteorites and space rocks, room A210
Starlight 'n stuff, room A212
Make a starfinder or a comet, Courtyard
Astronomy on the Web, room A214
Real Magic: Live physics demonstrations 2–6 p.m., room A118
Sundial & Pendulum tours on the half hour (meet at welcome desk) 2:30–5:30 p.m..
Astronomy songs 5:30–6 p.m. in the foyer
Undergraduate Astronomy Institute will present their progress on their radio telescope and other projects
Project ASTRO classroom projects in the Foyer
Seattle Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up in the courtyard from 2-6 pm.
Washington State Space Grant Consortium (in the Foyer)
The SAS needs volunteers for this event. If you're interested, contact Randy Johnson.
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