Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 21, 1995

Durrance, HUT To Get Launch Party Sendoff

     "Let's Do Launch," live, big-screen coverage of the launch
of Astro-2, will take place Wednesday, March 1, at the Schafler
Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on
San Martin Drive. Astro-2 is a package of three ultraviolet
instruments including the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope, built
and designed by scientists and engineers at Hopkins and the
Applied Physics Laboratory.
     Sam Durrance, a principal research scientist at Hopkins,
will be on the space shuttle Endeavour as a payload specialist
during the mission, planned to last 16 days.
     The pre-launch reception, which is free and open to the
public, will begin at 11 p.m. and continue through the launch,
scheduled for 1:37 a.m. For information, call Emil Venere at

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