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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Life Cycles of Stars

MU graduate student will discuss the life cycle of the stars.

November 4th, 2009

Story Contact: Kelsey Jackson, (573) 882-8353,

WHAT: The public is invited to discuss “The Life Cycles of Stars: Live Like a Star,” for this month’s installment of Cosmic Conversations.

The Cosmic Conversations lecture series is hosted by the University of Missouri Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Laws Observatory and the Central Missouri Astronomical Association.

This year Cosmic Conversations celebrates the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). Designated by the United Nations, IYA 2009 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope of Galileo Galilei and the publication of Astronomia nova by Johannes Kepler.

WHO: Suklima Guha Niyogi, a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will lead the discussion.

WHERE: Room 120, Physics Building, MU Campus

Laws Observatory is located on the fifth floor of the Physics Building

WHEN: Discussion: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4

Observatory Hours: 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.

NOTE:  This event is free and open to the public.