FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          Date: May 7, 2003

   Contact: Mary Caroline Mitchell 206-7395


Taste of UIS to feature a look at the solar system


SPRINGFIELD – A Taste of UIS, the lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association at UIS, will conclude for the spring on Wednesday, May 21, with “What’s New in the Solar System.” Charles Schweighauser, professor of Astronomy and Physics, will be the featured speaker at the program, which will be held at Maldaner’s Upstairs, 222 S. Sixth St., Springfield.

Recent satellite exploration has brought scientists a great amount of detailed information that has added to and changed ideas about the solar system. Schweighauser will present a lecture and slide program examining some of the latest discoveries.

A hot buffet lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. Schweighauser’s presentation will begin at 12:10 p.m. and conclude by 12:50 p.m. Reservations are $13 for Alumni Association members, $18 for non-members, and must be made by May 16.

Payment can be made by check or credit card. To make reservations, e-mail or phone 206-7395.