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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

Scott Sandford to talk on March 1, 2006 at 7 p.m.

Andrew Fraknoi


Dr. Scott Sandford from NASA Ames will give a non-technical illustrated talk on Project Stardust - the comet studying spacecraft that made a successful landing in Utah on January 15. This talk will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1. 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. Sandford works at the Astrophysics Branch at NASA's Ames Research Center and is a renowned expert in the field of meteoritics, the study of rocks that fall from space. He has helped discover a number of such rocks in Antarctica. Among his other scientific interests are molecules in the great clouds of cosmic raw material among the stars - some of which may be connected with the development of life in the universe.

Dr. Sandford has kept us informed on Project Stardust. He spoke as part of this lecture series in April of 2003 and he has spoken twice at the SJAA General Meetings.


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