From Earth to the Universe, a presentation by Dr. Nicholas Suntzeff

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Science at Texas A&M University, presents “From Earth to the Universe”, November 9 – January 30, 2009.

The exhibit will premiere at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 17 and will feature a fascinating presentation by Dr. Nick Suntzeff, award-winning observational astronomer who holds the Mitchell/Heep/Munnerlyn Chair of Astronomy in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University. The free lecture and reception following in the gallery is open to the general public.

Astronomical images are objects of beauty, art, culture, and, of course, science. The grandeur of popular images of the cosmos is captivating, and their allure also presents an opportunity to learn the science behind them. Objects relating to the exploration of space on loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, including an Apollo era spacesuit, will also be available for viewing, along with a variety of telescopes, meteorite specimens, and more. Join us!

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