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 http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/whipple/. The registration deadline is Nov. 23.