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Silicon Valley astronomy lecture series


Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2002, 7 p.m.:

Dr. Arno Penzias, recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize in physics, will give a non-technical illustrated talk on: A Personal View of the Big Bang in the Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, El Monte Road and Freeway 280, in Los Altos Hills, California. The lecture is free 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 the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

In this rare public appearance discussing the work that earned him the Nobel Prize, Dr. Penzias will describe how he and Robert Wilson used a sensitive radio telescope at Bell Laboratories in the 1960's to detect the "radiation echo" of the Big Bang — showing that the universe did indeed begin in an unimaginably hot, dense, explosive state.


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