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“UT Planetarium Goes Public” Kicks Off Spring Science Forum

ut-planetarium-paul-lewisThe UT Science Forum | presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. The UT Science Forum was established in 1933 to share scientific research with the public. It was and continues to be an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors, and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions on Fridays over lunch during the UT academic year.

The spring semester lecture series will begin on January 23; Paul Lewis, Director of the Astronomy Outreach Program in the UT Department of Physics and Astronomy, will speak on “The UT Planetarium Goes Public” from noon to 1 p.m. during the UT Science Forum in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

A planetarium has an immersive quality that excites and stirs the imagination and piques curiosity. It is a remarkable tool for teaching – primarily astronomy – but other disciplines as well. Lewis will talk about how the university uses the planetarium for UT astronomy students, public school students, and the general public to teach and promote astronomy and space science in our community.