The Morrison Planetarium and theAstronomical Association of
presented a special symposium entitled:A DATE WITH THE UNIVERSE
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2000 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
in the May Treat Morrison Auditorium and Morrison Planetarium
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCESGOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCOWHAT MYSTERIES MIGHT WE SOON EXPLORE?
We have been unravelling the mysteries of the universe, only to find more mysteries... As we stand on the threshold of a new millenium and a new century, come and look forward with us to see what the future might hold for astronomy, astronomical research, the exploration of space, and our understanding of the universe. We are poised with new techniques and new instruments to explore the past, present, and the future. FEATURED SPEAKERS & LECTURES INCLUDED:
DR. DAVID MORRISON, NASA Ames Research Center--ASTROBIOLOGY: THE SEARCH FOR LIFEDR. DONALD GOLDSMITH, Astronomer , Author--THE RUNAWAY UNIVERSE
DR. KAREL SCHRIJVER, Lockheed Martin - LIVING WITH A STAR--OUR SUNOn the program also was DR. SERAN GIBBARD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-- ADAPTIVE OPTICS & LASER STARS who unfortunately was unable to present. In that program time, Kevin Medlock graciously gave an excellent report on efforts of the Rachel Restoration Team.
ALSO ON THE AGENDAA SPECIAL AMATEUR OBSERVERS PANEL DISCUSSION. THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW AMATEUR OBSERVER'S CHALLENGE AND THE PRESENTATION OF THE AANC AWARDS.
AANC Amateur of the Year: Mike Ryan
AANC Special Award to Rachel (20" refractor) Restoration Team: Don Saito, Denni Frerichs, Kevin Medlock, Ken Swagerty, and Carter Roberts [Jane Houston, AANC President, presented the award]For more information call (415) 721-9630Registration fees:(Make check payable to "Morrison Planetarium")
Advance Registration: $20.00
10-18 years of age: $10.00
Registration at the door (all ages) $25.00.
(Includes admission to the Academy and a Planetarium ticket.)
Deadline for preregistration: March 21, 2000.
To register, print out and mail in the registration form page.
ASP Project Astro Coordinator
More exciting speakers may join is, so for up to date information, please revisit this website. For other information on AANC, visit the AANC web site at http://aanc-astronomy.org
To download a printable flier announcing this event, click on one of these [attached at bottom of page]:
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Kirsten VanStone (Morrison Planetarium staff--symposium organizer)