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Danville Express

Newsfront - February 8, 2008

Lab lecture series begins tomorrow

Talks present cutting edge science to students

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular "Science on Saturday" lecture series, targeted at middle and high school students, returns Feb. 9 and runs through March 8.

Each presentation in the series is a collaboration of Lab scientists and a science teacher and highlights cutting-edge Lab science aimed at the understanding of students.

This year's lectures are:

* Feb. 9 - Geothermal Energy: Harnessing the Heat Beneath your Feet

* Feb. 16 - Our Dark and Messy Universe: How One Particle Might Light the Way

* Feb. 23 - From the Sun to the Sun: The Story on the National Ignition Facility and Our Energy Future

* March 1 - Greenhouse Reduction: Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide

* March 8 - Protecting the Nation's Livestock: Corralling Foreign Diseases. This lecture and demonstration will be presented by Lab scientist Pamela Hullinger and Patti Carothers, Monte Vista High School teacher.

All lectures are open to the public and held at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Two presentations are offered each Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no preregistration. Admission is free.

Teachers attending the presentations will receive a copy of the PowerPoint slides used in the lecture, and a DVD with the movie from the talk.

For more information about Science on Saturday, directions and a map, go to the Web at http://education.llnl.gov/sos/ or contact Richard Farnsworth at 422-5059.

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