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#103; Media Advisory
Contact: Blake Edgar/Ligeia Polidora 415/338-1665

Major astronomical discovery to be announced

WHAT: Press conference to announce a significant discovery concerning extrasolar planets with Q&A.

WHEN: Thursday April 15, 10:00 a.m. P.D.T.

WHO: Geoffrey Marcy, professor and Debra Fischer, post-doctoral researcher, San Francisco State University; Robert Noyes, professor, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Paul Butler, astronomer, Anglo-Australian Observatory; Tim Brown, senior scientist, High Altitude Observatory a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

WHERE: Richmond and Sunset Rooms, International Community Center, San Francisco State University, 798 Font Blvd., San Francisco, 415/406-5700

TO PARTICIPATE VIA PHONE: Journalists can call in and listen to the press conference by: Call 1-608-250-1828 at
10 a.m. P.D.T. Enter PIN number 716697 Callers will be responsible for the cost of their call.

DETAILS: Presentations by scientists involved in the discovery will be followed by a question-and-answer period. A press release embargoed for the date and time of the press conference will be sent out in advance and will be available at the press conference. Photographs, an artistsí rendering and a video news release will also be distributed at the press conference.


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