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Ohio State News Tips 10/11/13

EYE ON THE SKY: Planetarium Grand Re-Opening – Oct. 12. Ohio State’s totally renovated planetarium, located in Smith Lab, 174 W. 18th Ave., will reopen to the public on International Astronomy Day, Saturday, Oct. 12. Improvements include a state-of-the art Spitz SciDome XD extreme definition digital projector, NanoSeam dome and digital surround-sound system. Free showings begin at 3 p.m. and repeat every half hour until 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating. Weather permitting, a star party is planned to begin at 7:30 p.m. on the roof. CONTACT: Sandi Rutkowski, College of Arts and Sciences, 614-292-4759; SEE:

Animal sound expert delivers lecture – Oct. 13. From snapping shrimp to cracking glaciers to melody-singing birds, Bernie Krause has spent his life discovering and recording nature’s rich chorus. Kraus, a world-renowned musician and expert on animal sound gives Science Sundays lecture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, in the Ohio Union U. S. Bank Conference Theater, 1739 N. High St.
Krause’s free, public lecture, The Great Animal Orchestra, lets us listen in. Information about Science Sundays and Krause at: and CONTACT: Sandi Rutkowski, College of Arts and Sciences, 614-292-4759;

Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee Meetings Scheduled – Oct. 14 and 22. The Presidential Search Advisory Subcommittee of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 in Room 200 Bricker Hall, 190 N. Oval Mall.
The subcommittee will also meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Room 200 Bricker Hall, 190 N. Oval Mall.
Agenda items for both meetings include a group discussion of the University Portrait, followed by executive session. CONTACT: Gayle Saunders, 614-292-5962,

Ohio State hosts Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics International Symposium – Oct. 14-17. For the first-time ever, the Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics (APSG) Program international symposium is taking place in the United States, at The Ohio State University (Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.), October 14-17. The Division of Geodetic Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences, and the Byrd Polar Research Center are organizers of the symposium, titled “Cross-Disciplinary Role of Space Geodesy in Natural Hazards Mitigation, Geodynamics and Climate Change Science.” Registration and a complete agenda of presenters and topics, is available here CONTACT: C.K. Shum, professor and Distinguished University Scholar, geodetic science, 614-292-7118,

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