Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray and alumnus Mike Durland BComm’87.

A Stellar Event

By Suzanne Robicheau | spring 2016

Thanks to an endowed gift from the family of the late Dan Alexander MacLennan, more than 300 astronomers and stargazers crowded into the McNally Theatre Auditorium on October 17th. They were there to hear award-winning astronomer Alex Filippenko share his insights on exploding stars and the expanding universe. 

“We were very excited to host the inaugural Dan MacLennan Lecture,” says Dr. Marcin Sawicki, Department Chair and professor in Saint Mary's Department of Astronomy and Physics. This new lecture series will see world-leading astronomers give annual public talks at Saint Mary’s University. “I can't think of a better tribute to Dan MacLennan’s passion for learning about the universe.”

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