MEDIA ADVISORY: Doomsday 2012 Predictions Will be Discussed at MU Astronomy’s “Cosmic Conversations”
Timothy Wall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-3346
WHAT: Angela Speck, University of Missouri professor of physics and astronomy, will lead a discussion of predictions of doom surrounding an interpretation of the Mayan calendar. Speck will reassure attendees that the world won’t end on the winter solstice, Dec. 21. Speck’s presentation will kick off the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s “Countdown to the End of the World.” The Countdown will culminate with a winter solstice party on Dec. 21 to celebrate humanity’s continued existence.
Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of each month. Laws Observatory, an observatory deck on the fifth floor of the physics building, will be open after each lecture to view the stars.
WHO: MU astronomers and the general public
WHERE: 120 Physics Building, MU campus
WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5
NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. The Laws Observatory will be open if weather permits.