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Hammel to be featured in women's lecture series

On Monday, Feb. 8, Dr. Heidi B. Hammel will be the guest speaker at the second in a series of lectures focusing on the work of MIT "Women on the Edge of New Frontiers." The lectures are sponsored by the Women's Forum and the Women's League.

Dr. Hammel, who will speak and show slides on "Exploring the Giant Planets with the the Hubble Space Telescope," is a principal research scientist in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. She works primarily in the field of outer planets. Her latest research has focused on imaging of Neptune and Uranus with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dr. Hammel has been awarded prizes both for her research (most recently, the 1996 Urey Prize of the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences) and for her public outreach (including the 1996 National Spirit of American Women Award and the Exploratorium's 1998 Public Understanding of Science Award).

All sessions of this lecture series are free and are held in the Bush Room (10-105) from 1-2pm. Beverages and desserts are provided; bring your own lunch.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 3, 1999.

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