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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami

Lecture by Robert J. Lang, Scientist and Artist, formerly of the California Institute of Technology, the NASA ⁄Jet Propulsion 2 Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories and JDS Uniphase

WHAT: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Modern Science of Origami
Robert J. Lang, Scientist and Artist, formerly of the California Institute of Technology, the NASA ⁄Jet Propulsion 2 Laboratory, Spectra Diode Laboratories and JDS Uniphase

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost origami artists, Lang has pioneered a new kind of origami using math and engineering principles that result in mind-blowingly beautiful, practical, and intricately folded designs. Scientists are examining and applying origami patterns toward a technique of compacting an immense 100-meter space telescope into a tight, orderly package.

This program was made possible via a partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

WHERE:
The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium

WHEN:
Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m.

ADMISSION: Members, college students with ID and artists with current membership in an area art organization - free;
non-members - $10

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ex.277, amannarino@thewalters.org