Dept. of Physics and Astronomy: Bullitt Lecture

When Oct 08, 2009
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Gheens Science Hall and rauch Planetarium, UofL
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-6790
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Bullitt Lecture in Astronomy

The public and members of the University community are warmly invited!

October 8, 2009

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, UofL

7:00 - 9:00

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, we feature a lunar theme for the 2009 Bullitt Lecture in Astronomy. To do this we will have a (so far) unique double speaker format, to highlight lunar exploration past and future - and beyond.

The featured speakers will be:
Ferenc Pavlics (Apollo Lunar Rover Team) - "Lunar Roving Vehicle - Spacecraft on Wheels"
Philip Abel (NASA Glenn Research Center) - "Current and Future Exploration of the Lunar Surface"

The Physics & Astronomy Department's Bullitt Lecture is a free lecture aimed at the general public, and since 2001 has presented a distinguished astrophysicist to a Louisville audience in the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. The Lecture is endowed through a grant from the family of William Marshall Bullitt, the Solicitor General of the United States under President William Howard Taft. The University of Louisville library also houses the William Marshall Bullitt collection of rare Mathematics and Astronomy books which includes works by Copernicus, Descartes, Einstein, Galileo, Gauss, Kepler and Newton.

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