Astronomer to Discuss “Runaway Universe” at Santa

Second in Astrophysicist Series at Museum of Natural History

Alex Filippenko, Ph.D., prize-winning professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss mysteries of our universe at a special lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The talk, in which Filippenko will discuss “dark energy” and the “runaway universe,” is the second in a series that brings a world-famous astrophysicist to UC Santa Barbara for a week, during which he or she delivers a public lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Tickets are $8 for students and museum members or $10 for non-members. Call the museum’s Admissions Office, open 10 to 5 every day, at (805) 682-4711 for purchase. Tickets will also be available at the door Thursday evening.

Filippenko has coauthored approximately 500 scientific publications and has won numerous prizes for his research in astronomy.

Stellamarie Hall is an Independent intern.

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