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Friday, March 6 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Celebration of Astronomy's Great Debate

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One of the greatest discoveries in modern science was realizing our true place in the Universe. On April 26, 1920, a century ago, a "great debate" took place between two astronomers, Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis, that represented conflicting views, one supposing our Milky Way was the entirety of our known universe versus the galaxy being only one of many in a vastly larger realm. This is the story of a challenge which would soon include the efforts of Edwin Hubble. A fine classroom telescope and other door prizes await some fortunate attendees along with handouts.

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Norbert Vance

Lecturer/Technician/Observatory Director, EMU Physics & Astronomy

Friday March 6, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Meeting Room 202