Tuesday, March 12 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
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How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer

Abstract: I knew from the time I was a very young child that I wanted to be an astronomer. The dream lasted until I got to college, where I learned to my dismay that I actually had no passion for doing what an astronomer does; what I really wanted is to know what an astronomer knows. This is the story of how it all worked out.

MICHAEL D. LEMONICK is the Opinion Editor at Scientific American. He has written more than 50 Time magazine cover stories on science, and has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker and other publications. 

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