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ILI President’s Forum series presents: Dr. David Levy from the Jarnac Observatory
November 2, 2009
In conjunction with the college’s Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach, the Innovation and Leadership Institute’s President’s Forum series at Capitol College is proud to welcome Dr. David Levy from the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona to campus on November 19, 2009 for a lecture on utilizing astronomy and space science to spark STEM workforce development.
Staff, faculty, students and friends of the college are invited to attend this free event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium. As a courtesy for attendees off campus, the lecture will also be broadcast on Centra. Space is limited, so non faculty/staff/students need to RSVP by Wednesday, November 18 to Sharon Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-369-2800, ext. 3074.
Dr. David Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history, having detected 22 comets in total, nine of which utilizing his own telescopes. Along with Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker, Dr. Levy discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet which collided with Jupiter in 1994, at the Palomar Observatory in California. The result of the collision produced the most spectacular explosions ever witnessed in the solar system. Levy is currently involved with the Jarnac Comet Survey, based at the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona.
Levy is also the author and/or editor of 35 books and other publications, and won an Emmy in 1998 as part of the writing team for the Discovery Channel documentary, "Three Minutes to Impact." He is a monthly column contributor for Astronomy Magazine, and his "Nightfall" feature appears in each issue of the Canadian magazine Skynews.
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