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October 2001

Anderson Discusses Sloan Digital Sky Survey at October SAS Meeting

By George Best
October Meeting

Scott Anderson
Research Professor of Astronomy
Department of Astronomy
University of Washington
Wednesday, October 17
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.

THE next Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) meeting will be held Wednesday, October 17, at 7:30 pm in room 102 of the Physics-Astronomy building. Our speaker will be Scott Anderson, Research Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington.

Andersonís current research interests includes ground and space-based observation of high energy phenomena, including quasars and x-ray sources. In addition, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in High Energy Astrophysics.

He is also a research professor on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey project. At our October meeting, heíll talk about the Sky Survey in detail.

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. The survey will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightness of more than 100 million celestial objects. It will also measure the distances to more than a million galaxies and quasars. Apache Point Observatory, site of the SDSS telescopes, is operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC).

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