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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

Michael Brown to talk on January 25, 2005 at 7 p.m.

Andrew Fraknoi


Michael Brown of Caltech will give a non-technical illustrated talk on: Beyond Pluto - a 10th planet. It will be in the Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, El Monte Road and Freeway 280, in Los Altos Hills, California. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is $2 at Foothill College. Call the series hot-line at (650) 949-7888 for more information.

The series is co-sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, Foothill College Astronomy Program, SETI Institute, and the Astronomical Society of Pacific.

Dr. Michael Brown is the discoverer of the object that some say is the 10th planet. His team has also discovered Sedna and Quaoar. He will talk about how his team is finding these objects. He will also give his ideas on the controversy regarding which if any of these objects should be called planets. Dr. Brown is quite famous because of these discoveries and he is rarely in Northern California so this talk may attract large numbers - please arrive early. The American Astronomical Society is helping to bring Dr. Brown for this special event.


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