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tuesday
october 22
Starry, Starry Night New planets and new galaxies come to light in two local astronomy lectures. Astronomer and astrophysicist Geoffrey Marcy and his SFSU colleague Paul Butler spent eight years collecting data that, after extensive computer analysis, led to the discovery of three new planets, characterized by the pair as "sunlike stars." Marcy will discuss his work and address questions about intelligent life in the universe at "Stars in Our Eyes: New Planets in the Skies," a slide lecture held at 7 p.m. at Conlan Hall, Room 101, City College, 50 Phelan, S.F. Admission is free; call 239-3580. Also that evening, observational astronomer Dr. E. Margaret Burbidge offers insights on how galaxies are formed as she discusses the Hubble Space Telescope discovery of a young galaxy cluster with new stars being formed in its galaxies. The lecture "Distant Star-Forming Galaxies" begins at 7:30 p.m. at the California Academy of Arts and Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. Admission is $3; call 750-7127.

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