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Auburn University Libraries’ next Discover Auburn Lecture Series will host Dennis Bodewits in a lecture entitled "From the Microscope to the Hubble Space Telescope: Laboratory Astrophysics at Auburn University." The program will be held on Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium at Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

In December 2018, Bodewits, an associate professor of astrophysics at the College of Science and Mathmatics, and his research collaboration team were the recipients of an award to use the Hubble Space Telescope for two days and six hours (36 orbits) to study the chemical composition of Comet 46P/Wirtanen and atomic and molecular reactions near its nucleus.

The program is open to the public, and a reception will follow the lecture. Past lectures in the series may be viewed online.