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Tamura Symposium on Particle and Astrophysical Cosmology

1 November 2004

Austin, TX --The 8th international symposium in honor of Dr. Taro Tamura, entitled "Tamura Symposium on Particle and Astrophysical Cosmology," will be held November 18-20, in ACES 6.304 and RLM 5.104. The symposium is organized jointly by the departments of Physics and Astronomy. Speakers will include Paul Shapiro, Kei-ichi Maeda and Steven Weinberg. A Physics/Astronomy joint colloquium, to be held Thursday, November 18 in ACES 2.302, will feature Rocky Kolb and Motohiko Yoshimura.

Symposium: Priors, Quaternions, and Residuals, Oh My!

20 September 2004

The one-day symposium entitled "Priors, Quaternions, and Residuals, Oh My!" will be held Friday, September 24, in honor of Professor Bill Jefferys, the retiring Harlan J. Smith Centennial Professor in Astronomy. The meeting will celebrate areas of astronomy to which Professor Jefferys has contributed, including Bayesian statistics applied to astronomy, astronomical dynamics and astrometry with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Symposium: Cosmic Abundances as Records of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis

17-19 June 2004

An international symposium in honor of McDonald Observatory Director Professor David Lambert's 65th birthday, entitled Cosmic Abundances as Records of Stellar Evolution and Nucleosynthesis, will be held June 17-19, at the Austin Hyatt Regency on Town Lake.

Ceremony Honors First Undergraduates to Receive Bachelor of Science in Astronomy

7 May 2004

Austin, TX --Graduates honored May 6, at a Department of Astronomy graduation ceremony, included the first undergraduates to receive the new Bachelor of Science in Astronomy. Chairman Don Winget, Advisor Karl Gebhardt, Undergraduate Studies Chairman Greg Shields and Student Coordinator Stephanie Crouch praised an exceptional class, and thanked Rebecca Christian, whose efforts helped establish the program..

Public Lecture: Eyewitness the Golden Age of Cosmology

7 February 2004

Professor Paul Shapiro presents lecture for the Great Lectures in Astronomy series, sponsored by the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors.

Professor Ken Freeman to Deliver 2004 Antoinette de Vaucouleurs Memorial Lecture

21 January 2004

Austin, TX --The eleventh award of the Antoinette de Vaucouleurs Memorial Lectureship and Medal, which recognizes a lifetime of outstanding dedication to astronomy, honors the distinguished Australian astrophysicist Professor Ken Freeman of The Australian National University in Canberra...