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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

Andrew Fraknoi


Wednesday, April 10, 2002, 7 p.m.

Dr. Alex Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley) will speak on "Why I Believe in the Big Bang: Evidence about the Origin of the Universe" in the Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, El Monte Road and Freeway 280, in Los Altos Hills, California

Lectures are free, non-technical, and open to the public.

Call the series hotline at 650-949-7888 for more information.

Co-sponsored by: NASA Ames Research Center, Foothill College Astronomy Program, SETI Institute, and Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Dr. Filippenko is part of a team of astronomers measuring the long-term fate of the universe (using exploding stars as guideposts). He will discuss the evidence in favor of a "Big Bang" origin for the cosmos, and explain how recent results are deepening our understanding of the beginning and end of the universe. star party. Sunset 8:11 p.m., 32% moon sets 1:22 a.m.


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