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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: il(' :3/; NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION Dr. Peter van de Kamp, professor of Astronomy and Director of the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College will present a special lecture to students and guests at New College Thursday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in College Hall. The topic of Dr. van de Kamp's talk will be "The Search for Extra Solar Planets." This will be the second appearance of the Swarthmore astronomer on the New College campus. He was a lecturer in the college's New Perspectives Series last year. Dr. van de Kamp was invited to the campus by Dr. Aaron Sayvetz, Dean of the Division of Natural Sciences, to give this all-college lecture on Thursday, to be on campus Friday and to participate in a special program with i:.he students Friday night. Dr. van de Kamp has been an investiga i:.or at Lick Observatory, a staff member and professor of Astronomy at Virginia's Leander-McCormick Observatory, a Fulbright professor to France, and Program Director for (more)
page 2 Dr. van de Kamp Astronomy with the National Science Foundation. Dr. van de Kamp is currently presiden t of the Commission on Double Stars of the Interna tional Astronomical Union. His research interests include stellar motions, solar motions, and astrornetr ic s tudies of nearby stars. A limited number of seats will be available to the public for the lecture. # # #
MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Arthur DATE: 1 March 1965 FROM: A. Sayvetz RE: Visit of Dr. Peter van de Kamp Lecture8:00pm, Thursday, March 18, 1965. "The Search for Extra Solar Planets" Music Room, College Hall Open to 1. Science teachers 2. High school students 3. Public Dr. Peter van de Kamp, Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College, earned his Doctorates at the University of California, Berkeley, and Groningen. He has been an investigator at Lick Observatory, Member and Professor of Astronomy at Virginia's Leander-McCormick Observatory, a Fulbright Professor to France, and Program Director for Astronomy with the National Science Foundation. Dr. van de Kamp is currently President of the Commission on Double Stars of the International Astronomical Union. His research interests include stellar motions, solar motions, and astrometric studies of nearby stars. On Friday, 19 March, following dinner, there will be forum with a showing of Charlie Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux, 7:30pm.