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Meet the Stars (Slideshow)
Date: July 30, 2010

Astronomer Dr. Isabel Hawkins's journey to the stars began with two chance moments of enchantment with celestial bodies in her native Argentina. Inspired by the mystery of the sky, she went on to study physics and astronomy in California and then to work for 20 years as a research astronomer at UC Berkeley. Now retired from research and devoted to inciting a love of the stars and sky in young people, Dr. Hawkins reflects on her own initial moments of inspiration, on sharing her love of stars with others, and on how astronomy can, and should, remind us of our connection to one another, under a canopy of mystery.
How are creative investigations sparked? What does a state of inspiration feel like? How does inspiration move from person to person? Join us for an audio slide show series that explores the fascinating world of how we work creatively, and presents the human stories behind creative accomplishments.

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