Once again we are so pleased to announce that Prof. Alex Filippenko will return to the Central Coast as our guest speaker!
Title: "Frontier Research and Education at UC's Lick Observatory"
Abstract: Lick Observatory, an iconic, 129-year-old research facility on Mt. Hamilton, is a vibrant base for the University of California's astronomy education and outreach efforts. Here, Berkeley students and postdocs gain invaluable hands-on experience in cutting-edge fields such as stellar explosions, Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, and giant black holes. Learn about recent discoveries and how you can help sustain the observatory.
Bio: One of the world's most highly cited astronomers, Alex Filippenko (Professor of Astronomy, UCB) was the only person to have served on both teams that discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe. Voted Berkeley's "Best Professor" a record nine times, he appears frequently on TV documentaries and is addicted to observing total solar eclipses.
Alex is coming back to join us in honoring Lou Robinson, in whose memory we are donating our scholarship funds this year, and to be with us when Lou is inducted into our CCCAC Hall of Fame.
Ann Robinson will also be our guest this evening as we remember and celebrate the many contributions Lou made to the CCCAC.
This year's dinner will be held again at AJ Spurs near Arroyo Grande. The cost is $45 per person, or just $25 for young alumni (anyone who graduated within the last 10 years). Your check is your reservation. Please send your check to:
CCCAC, c/o Bud Zeuschner, 265 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401