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February 11, 2008
NR-08-02-02

Media advisory: Lab’s ‘Science On Saturday’ lecture looks at what makes up the universe

WHO:Steve Asztalos, LLNL scientist, and Tom Shefler, Granada High School teacher, will present “Our Dark and Messy Universe: How One Particle Might Light the Way.”
WHAT: For the first time in history, man has a detailed accounting of what makes up the universe.  Yet, 95 percent of the universe defies detection.  This lecture will explain how scientists have come to this understanding of the universe and what they think makes up about 25 percent of its mass.
WHEN:

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008
Session I:  9:30 a.m.
Session II: 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore
NOTE:Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available at http://education.llnl.gov/sos/. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL’s Science Education Program.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory, with a mission to ensure national security and apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.


Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory that develops science and engineering technology and provides innovative solutions to our nation's most important challenges. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.