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NASA Astronomer to Speak at Samford

Posted by George Atchley on 2004-09-02

Dr. Martin C. Weisskopf, senior project scientist for the Chandra X-ray Telescope and Space Observatory since 1977, will speak in Samford University’s planetarium on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Weisskopf will discuss the design and development of NASA's X-ray component of the Great Observatories, which include Hubble, Spitzer, and the now defunct Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory.

This program is part of the monthly meeting of the Birmingham Astronomical Society, which meets in the planetarium the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

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