Friday, April 12, 2013

UIS Emeritus Professor Charles Schweighauser helps mark 50th anniversary of St. Louis planetarium

Charles Schweighauser, professor emeritus of astronomy/physics at the University of Illinois Springfield, will present a special lecture as part of the Saint Louis Science Center’s 50th anniversary celebration of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. and is free and open to the public.

Schweighauser, the Planetarium’s first director, will describe what we have learned in the past 50 years about the electromagnetic spectrum and dark energy; the discovery of nearby extra-Solar system planets and the search for planets that could support life.

“50 years of Astronomy with Professor Charles Schweighauser” is a free lecture, however seating is limited so please make your reservation by calling the Science Center at 314/289-4424.

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