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'Mysteries astronomers can't answer' lecture set for Oct. 4
A lecture on the "five mysteries astronomers can't answer" will be held Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University.
David Aguilar, director of science information and public programming for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., will deliver the Common Hour lecture at noon in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Susan Swartwout, associate professor of English, helped coordinate the new Multicultural Educators Lecture Series at Southeast.
Aguilar's lecture will be the first in the series, which will feature a wide range of speakers on various topics.
Aguilar's speech will focus on five astronomical mysteries:
* What caused the Big Bang and what came before it?
* Why is the expansion of the universe speeding up?
* Why is 95 percent of our universe missing?
* Are we really alone?
* What are UFOs, and why won't they go away?
Aguilar has a wide range of interests from science to music to computer art.
"He has done musical scores for movies," Swartwout said. "His main job is promoting science to the public."
During his visit to Southeast, Aguilar will visit a computer graphics class, a planetary science class and dine with selected students and faculty members.
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