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October 1999

Ken Croswell to Discuss The Magnificent Universe at the October SAS Meeting

by George Best
October Meeting

Ken Croswell

Wednesday, October 20
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.

Ken Croswell, who last year discussed his book, Planet Quest, at a Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) meeting, will introduce his new book at the October SAS meeting.

In The Magnificent Universe, Ken examines another important subject—galaxies. In the book Ken probes how a knowledge of galaxies helps cosmologists study the universe, and how galaxies have made life on Earth possible. In our meeting, he will d iscuss the several different types of galaxies, which ones can you see with the naked eye, and their structure.

Ken, who received his Ph.D from Harvard, has written a third book, The Alchemy of the Heavens, and numerous articles for Astronomy magazine, New Scientist, The New York Times, and Sky and Telescope.

Planet Quest was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a New Scientist bestseller. Alchemy of the Heavens was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist. Ken lives in Berkeley, California, and is currently on an 11-city tour for The Magnificent Universe.

More infomation can be found on Ken Crosswell's Web Page

The October 20 SAS meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room A-102 in the Physics-Astronomy building on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

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