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Jan. 11, 2005

Gurnett To Present Saturn Findings At Triangle Club Meeting

Donald Gurnett, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, will speak on the Cassini Mission to Saturn at the Sunday, Jan. 16 meeting of the UI's Triangle Faculty Club.

In his talk, Professor Gurnett will describe the ambitious NASA mission designed to study the ringed planet. The presentation will include pictures of Saturn, its rings, some of its moons and early results from the University of Iowa instrument that is carried aboard the spacecraft.

The Triangle Club's talks and presentations are in conjunction with Sunday brunches at the University Athletic Club. The socializer is at 11:30 a.m., with brunch at 12 to 12:45 p.m., followed by Gurnett's presentation.

Triangle Club membership is open to UI faculty, administrators and Iowa City/Coralville/Johnson County Community Members. Questions may be directed to Dr. Axel Ruprecht, secretary-treasurer, at 319-335-7341 or

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Axel Ruprecht, 319-335-7341,