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Astronomer Sandra Faber to give Bunyan Lecture on the Keck Telescope

STANFORD -- Sandra M. Faber, professor of astronomy at the Lick Observatory, University of California-Santa Cruz, will speak on "The Giant Keck Telescope: New Eye on Space and Time" Monday, May 4.

The 11th Bunyan Lecture, her talk is sponsored by Stanford's Astronomy Program. It is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Terman Engineering Auditorium.

Faber will describe the new giant telescope located atop Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii, a joint venture between the University of California and the California Institute of Technology. The device, the largest ever built, and its twin on Mauna Kea will look at the distant and past universe.

Well-known for her work on the structure and evolution of galaxies, Faber was one of the most active astronomers in creating the Keck project.

She will give a technical colloquium to Stanford at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at Varian Physics 101 on results from the Hubble Space Telescope.



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