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Cafe Scientifique: Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory

Cafe Scientifique sponsors free science lectures that discuss current scientific research but at a level aimed for the general public. The March meeting is:

Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory

Did you know that Pittsburgh has long been a leader in the study of the sun, skies, and stars?

Directed by Dr. Dan Handley, "Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory" is a film that chronicles Pittsburgh's role in solving some of the mysteries of the universe.

The observatory in Riverview Park was a leader in astrophysics dating back to the 1800s, a place where researchers discovered and studied planets outside the solar system.

"Undaunted" is a tribute to Samuel Langley, the first director of the observatory, and John Brashear, who began making telescopes in a backyard shed with no more than a sixth‑grade education.

Through sheer determination, these men changed the face of science and our world!

Join Dr. Handley, a geneticist with degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, for a special movie screening and a Q & A session.

Join us for this fascinating presentation, followed by a Q & A, in a fun, relaxed setting! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Free to attend. RSVP here!
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program is 7–9 p.m. Please be on time; the Science Center doors close at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Please RSVP by Thursday, March 7, even if you don't plan on purchasing food. If you already reserved your spot, you do not need to do so again.

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  • lisa

    I can't make it. I'm not feeling well. so sorry

    March 11, 2013

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