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OU lecture series leaves attendees starstruck

Oklahoman Published: April 9, 2009
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photo - Sarah Lenkem, 13, of Norman, looks through a telescope.
Sarah Lenkem, 13, of Norman, looks through a telescope.
NORMAN — Those who attended the latest installment of University of Oklahoma’s International Year of Astronomy lecture series had stars in their eyes.

After OU assistant professor Megan Elwood Madden’s lecture last week about water on Mars, several people spent time on the lawn of Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History using telescopes to look at stars.

The lecture series continues through December, with stargazing sessions after each talk as weather permits.

Next in the series is "Black Holes!” by Karen Leighly of the OU physics and astronomy department. Her talk will be at 7 p.m. May 7 at the museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.