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The PPPL function that reaches out to students, teachers and the general public through programs ranging from student internships to weekly talks on scientific topics from January through April.

Tracking the paths of the “Starlight Detectives” at Science on Saturday

When astronomer Isaac Roberts showed a photograph of the Andromeda Nebula to the Royal Astronomical Society, it caused a huge sensation. “There were audible gasps in the audience,” astronomer Alan Hirshfeld told the audience at the first Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on Jan. 9.

“The professional astronomers had never seen such a clear image of the nebula,” Hirshfeld said.

Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series kicks off Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will ring in the New Year with the start of its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

For more than 30 years, the lecture series has attracted hundreds of science enthusiasts ranging from high school students to retirees, who climb out of bed early on cold winter mornings to hear lectures from top scientists from Princeton University and around the country.

Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series kicks off Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will ring in the New Year with the start of its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

For more than 30 years, the lecture series has attracted hundreds of science enthusiasts ranging from high school students to retirees, who climb out of bed early on cold winter mornings to hear lectures from top scientists from Princeton University and around the country.

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