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JPL Exhibit Reviews Exploration of Mars

From the Mariner IV spacecraft in 1965 to the Viking missions of the mid-1970s, the secrets of the Red Planet slowly have been revealed. Past and future missions to Mars will be examined in an exhibit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s mall.

Booths, demonstrations and displays will highlight contributions by JPL and aerospace companies to exploration. (818) 354-5011.

COMPUTERS

* Roy Williams, senior staff scientist at Caltech, will discuss “ ‘Infinite’ Information on the Internet,” as part of the Watson Caltech Lecture Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Beckman Auditorium. Call (818) 395-4652 or (800) 423-8849.

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ASTRONOMY

* Barbara L. Welther, historian of astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will discuss “California’s Great Observatories, 1888-1918,” at the Mt. Wilson Observatory Assn.'s first lecture of the 1995 season at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Altadena Public Library. (310) 333-3478.

HEALTH/MEDICINE

* Ethical and practical considerations of physician-assisted suicide will be discussed by Dr. William M. Lamers, Jr., author of “The Changing American Way of Death” and director of Hospice of the Canyon, at 7 p.m. tonight at West Hills Medical Center, Education Classroom 2. (818) 591-1459.

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* USC Prof. Alex Sevanian will discuss “Vitamin Therapy” at noon Wednesday in the Faculty Center on USC’s University Park campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are advised. (310) 670-6184.

* Dr. Susan M. Love, director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center and associate clinical professor of surgery at UCLA, will discuss “Breast Cancer: Myths and Realities,” at 7 tonight at the Jules Stein Eye Institute RPB Auditorium. Reservations are required. (310) 794-6644.


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