Mr. Ray Villard Lecture

Mr. Ray Villard
Space Telescope Science Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on January 15, 2011 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


When Will We Find Earth II—the First Inhabited Extrasolar Planet?


Mr. Villard has specialized in communicating astronomy to the public for the past 30 years and has received several NASA service awards. As News Director for the Space Telescope Science Institute, he is responsible for disseminating information about the most recent discoveries made with the Hubble Space Telescope. He previously was associate editor for Astronomy Magazine, and Star & Sky magazine. He has written a variety of freelance articles for magazines, encyclopedias, and scripts for several syndicated science programs on public radio. He teaches astronomy courses and hosts public seminars through Johns Hopkins University, the Smithsonian Institution and Howard Community College in Columbia MD.