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Issues Forum: Astronomer Nicholas Suntzeff

Date(s): May 5, 2009
Location: Orientation Theater of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Issues Forum presents Astronomer Nicholas Suntzeff at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. This interactive lecture will focus on his work regarding supernovas, the Big Bang Theory, and the Giant Magellan Telescope

Nicholas Suntzeff is an observational astronomer working the fields of cosmology, supernovae, galaxy evolution and large-scale structure, stellar populations, astronomical site surveys and instrumentation. Mr. Suntzeff studied mathematics at Stanford University and Astronomy and Astrophysics at Lick Observatory, UC Santa Cruz. He has worked as an astronomer at the University of Washington, the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, and the US National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in La Serena, Chile where he was the Associate Director for Science for NOAO. In 1994 with Dr. Brian Schmidt, he co-founded the High-Z Supernova Team which in 1998 discovered acceleration and the presence of Dark Energy in the Universe. He was also a co-founder of the Calan/Tololo Supernova Survey which established Type Ia supernovae as the most precise markers for measuring cosmological distances.

Join us at 7:00 p.m. for this exciting presentation in the Museum Orientation Theater. This event is free to the public with reservations. To ensure your spot, please call (979) 691-4014. Don't miss out on the excitement. This presentation is presented in conjunction with the Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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