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March 17, 1997

UCSC astronomer and historian pens book about Yerkes Observatory
Donald Osterbrock's book both illustrates the challenges of running a "big-science" establishment and illuminates the reasons behind the ascendance of American astronomy in the 20th century.

Call me Ishmael--Long Marine Lab's "Whale of an Auction" is approaching fast
Be sure to plot a course to "A Whale of an Auction," which takes place on Thursday, March 27, at Porter College Dining Hall. Up for bid will be many exciting trips, catered meals, artwork, and other gifts.

Road restrictions to be in effect around Lick Observatory during the passing of comet Hale-Bopp
Public officials and law enforcement agencies plan to forbid parking on roads leading to Lick Observatory to help prevent hazardous traffic situations from developing during the peak period for viewing the comet.

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