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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, 26 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, 26 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 26 p.m., room A118

Sundial & Pendulum tours on the half hour (meet at welcome desk) 2:305:30 p.m..

Astronomy songs 5:306 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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