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Speaker at NU to discuss discoveries in space

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Prominent cosmologist Wendy Freedman of the University of Chicago will come to Evanston next week to deliver the 9th annual public lecture of Northwestern University’s astrophysics unit at Cahn Auditorium.

Her lecture, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, is titled “The Unexpected Universe: Astronomical Telescopes Continue to Reveal New Surprises.”

It is the ninth public lecture of Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Professor Freedman contends that new giant telescopes planned for the next decade are likely to reveal a number of surprises about space, revealing a universe that hardly resembles what we thought only a few decades ago.

She is expected to describe these exciting advances.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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