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This Week at the Mitchell Theatre

The Space Expo, an annual student-run event highlighting recent developments in space science and astronomy, is coming to the Mitchell Theatre from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26. Special events include a talk by the popular science writer, Kathy White, titled "Forward to Mars and Beyond" and a showing of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Call the Mitchell Theatre offices at 555-2906 for more details.

Calendar of Events

Friday, April 24

9 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening session of the Space Expo. Welcoming speech from Lindsay Davis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Space Science and Engineering.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Round table discussion. The Future of the Space Shuttle and Other NASA Projects. Moderator: Wai Lin, Ph.D., Director of NASA Research and Development.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Round table discussion. The Challenges of Long Term Space Missions. Moderator: Barbara Howard, Ph.D. Cornell College.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Round table discussion. Women in Space: Challenges and Answers. Moderators: Kathy Jones, Ph.D. Stanford and Barbara Greishen, Ph.D., Space Shuttle mission specialist.
8:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
2001: A Space Odyssey

Saturday, April 25

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Opening session. Bradley Davis, Ph.D., Director of NASA.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Kurt Weiban, Ph.D., Harvard.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Round table discussion. Will Manufacturing in Space Ever Be Profitable? Moderators: Larry Brackton, Ph.D., Rockwell International, and Barry Green, Ph.D., ALCOA.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
How to Make Money in Space Michael Norris, Ph.D., Ball Aerospace.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Round table discussion. Making NASA Self-Sufficient. Moderators: Michael Norris, Larry Brackton, Barry Green, and Bradley Davis.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Forward to Mars and Beyond. Kathy White, Ph.D. Reception to follow. (Tickets required for admission.)

Sunday, April 26

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Opening session. David DeWhite, Ph.D., Director of the MidWest University Department of Astronomy.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Communication Satellites in the Information Age. Garry Kasvaritch, Ph.D., Bell Atlantic.
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Creating the First Space Colony. Michael Collins, Ph.D., and science fiction writer.
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing session. Lindsay Davis, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Space Science and Engineering.