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For immediate release
April 22, 2005


Dr. Gareth Wynn-Williams
Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mrs. Karen Rehbock
Assistant to the Director
Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii

Institute for Astronomy
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UH Astronomers to Speak on
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the End of Everything”

Listen to what astronomers have to say about surviving real astrophysical perils.

WHAT:            “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the End of Everything”:
                           a group presentation by the UH Institute for Astronomy

WHEN:             Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m.

WHERE:          Art Building Auditorium, UH Manoa campus

COST:              Free admission.  Parking fee: $3 

HONOLULU – Inspired by the new sci-fi comedy movie, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” in which the Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace express route, the University of Hawai‘i’s Institute for Astronomy will present a free panel discussion called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the End of Everything.”

Give full rein to your pessimism and hear what UH astronomers have to share about our chances of surviving real astrophysical perils, such as killer asteroids, colliding galaxies, exploding stars and black holes, as well as the inevitable final fate of the Earth, the Universe and…er…Everything!

Speakers will include Robert Jedicke, Jeff Kuhn, Joshua Barnes, John Learned, Michael Liu, Nick Kaiser and Rolf-Peter Kudritzki.

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