Noted Astronomer, Christian Band To Present Programs In Chapel

March 13, 2001

Owen Gingerich, a recognized international scientist, will speak during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, in Waco Hall on the campus of Baylor University.

Gingerich is a senior astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., and professor of astronomy and the history of science at Harvard University. Gingerich has written more than 400 technical and educational articles and reviews, notably "The Galileo Affair" published in Scientific American. He also serves as an officer and/or journal editor for several prestigious science organizations, including The American Philosophical Society, America's oldest scientific body. He is also this year's recipient of the Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Science and will speak on "The Copernican Revolution Revisited" at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business.

On Wednesday, March 21, Christian band Mercy Me will perform in Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Since 1994, they have stirred the hearts of audiences through a high energy rock-pop-alternative sound followed by a pouring of hearts at the feet of Jesus through worship.

Mercy Me has performed more than 200 concerts throughout the United States and Canada. They have shared the stage with such artists as Jars of Clay, Sixpence None the Richer, Stephen Curtis Chapman and many others.

For more information, contact Dean of Chapel at 710-3517.

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