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Media Advisory: Dec. 7 Public Seminar On Science And Exploration


As its next installment in a yearlong series of public seminars and colloquia, the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board presents a lecture titled “Science Goes to the Moon and Planets: Celebrating 50 years Since the IGY,” by Wesley T. Huntress Jr., director emeritus of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.

Additionally, panel discussions of local scientists will be held in the afternoon before the lecture, offering a chance for the scientific community and the public to discuss the past and future of space science and exploration.

The event is co-hosted by the National Space Science and Technology Center; sponsor for the lecture is Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. Further information on the seminar and series can be found at


The panel session will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. CST on Dec. 7 in Room 4078, Bud Cramer Research Hall, 320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, Ala.

The lecture runs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Education Center Complex of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Ala. (located at Exit 15 off I-565)

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