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CfA to remember life and science of Fred Whipple with symposium

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Fred Whipple (Staff file photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News Office)

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) will hold a celebration of the life and science of Fred Whipple on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Science Center, Hall B. Whipple, the Phillips Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, died on Aug. 30 at the age of 97.

The morning of the event will be devoted to a scientific symposium on topics of particular interest to Whipple. Selected remembrances will be shared in the afternoon.

Several renowned individuals will speak during the morning science program from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They include professors Owen Gingerich (CfA), Charles Lundquist (NASA/Huntsville, Ala.), Brian Marsden (CfA), Ursula Marvin (CfA), Zdenek Sekanina (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Joseph Veverka (Cornell University).

Individuals who want to attend this event are requested to register online at The registration deadline is Nov. 23.