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December 5, 2007 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-43

Planet Hunter Geoff Marcy to Give Annual John N. Bahcall Public Lecture Dec. 11

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December 5, 2007: Dr. Geoffrey Marcy, professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the annual John N. Bahcall Public Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 11, 2007 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater in Washington, D.C. Dr. Marcy will discuss conditions that would need to be present for life to exist on other planets in a talk titled "New Worlds, Yellowstone, and Life in the Universe." Guests attending this free lecture will learn how extreme forms of life found at Yellowstone National Park can teach of the harsh conditions in which life can exist on other planets.

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