Exploring the Frontiers of Astronomy, and the Funding Crisis at Lick Observatory

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Alex Filippenko, an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, is one of the world's most highly cited astronomers. A recipient of many honors for his scientific research, he was a member of both teams that revealed the Nobel-worthy accelerating expansion of the Universe, driven by mysterious "dark energy." Voted the "Best Professor" on the UC Berkeley campus a record 9 times, he was also named the 2006 National Professor of the Year. He has appeared in about 100 TV documentaries.

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