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MEDIA ADVISORY: What’s Your Sign?

MU astronomer to discuss the zodiac, recent controversies and how it actually works.

March 2nd, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT: The March installment of the Cosmic Conversations lecture series with Angela Speck, an associate professor of astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri, will feature zodiac misconceptions and address the recent controversy of changing astrological signs. After the lecture, the public is invited to view the constellations from the Laws Observatory. 

The Cosmic Conversations lecture series is hosted by the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Laws Observatory and the Central Missouri Astronomical Association.

WHO: Speck is an associate professor in the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy and her research interests include stardust and stellar evolution.

WHERE: Room 120, Physics Building, MU Campus

Laws Observatory is located on the fifth floor of the Physics Building.

WHEN: Discussion: 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2

Observatory Hours: 8 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public.