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Astronomical Ideas talk

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo of Dave Williams, retired SCSU Planetarium director

Dave Williams, retired SCSU Planetarium director.

Discoveries about the universe in the last 2000 years have been as vast as, well, the universe.

David Williams will present “2000 Years of Astronomical Ideas and Discoveries” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Ritsche Auditorium in Stewart Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Free parking is available on streets adjacent to campus. Parking in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp is a dollar per hour. 

Williams has been an astronomy educator for more than 40 years and recently retired as the planetarium director and faculty member in the Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science Department at St. Cloud State.    

The presentation will touch on a parade of astronomical ideas and discoveries including Galileo’s observations, the discovery of dark matter, dark energy and the expansion of the universe.

View the event flyer (PDF).

The free, public talk is sponsored by the Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Science Department at St. Cloud State and is a part of the Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series (PASS).

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