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PR # 219 April 9, 2008


The Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will present ?Low Energy Routes to the Moon and Beyond,? a lecture by Dr. Edward Belbruno, Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Belbruno?s work has included applying chaos dynamics to space travel to more efficiently transport unmanned spacecrafts and equipment from the Earth to the moon and beyond. He has worked on NASA?s Galileo, Ulysses, Cassini, Magellan and Mars Observer missions. He also helped to rescue Hiten, a failed Japanese spacecraft, and helped place it in orbit around the moon.

Dr. Belbruno is president of the Princeton-based Innovative Orbital Design, Inc., as well as a research collaborator in Princeton University?s Department of Astrophysical Sciences. He is author of Fly Me to the Moon (Princeton University Press). Dr. Belbruno also holds patents on routes in space and is an exhibiting artist.

Admission is $5 per person. For additional information and reservations, call 908-231-8805.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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