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"The State of the Universe" Lecture to be Given at FMU's Dooley Planetarium, Nov. 11

FLORENCE, S.C. – A special program, featuring retired particle physicist Dr. Ronald D. Edge, will be presented at the Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University, Sunday, Nov. 11.

The program will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free.  The planetarium is located on the second floor of the Cauthen Educational Media Center.

The program will begin with a planetarium demonstration of the November sky by FMU associate professor of physics and astronomy John Mattox.  Edge will then deliver a lecture titled, "The State of the Universe." He will also provide an update on recent developments in astrophysics, including a discussion of the recent finding that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Edge earned the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University and is a former member of the University of South Carolina faculty.

Following the regular schedule of planetarium programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, the planetarium’s annual holiday show “The Christmas Star” will be presented Nov. 25 and Dec. 9 and 16.

For more information about the Dooley Planetarium, visit its website at


Last Published: February 14, 2006 8:34 AM
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