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Gala Event of the Century

Dust off your tuxedo and shine your dancing shoes for the Centennial Meeting. A black-tie optional gala event and dinner in celebration of the accomplishments of the 20th Century physics will take place Saturday evening, March 21, 1999 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. International, U.S. and Atlanta dignitaries, including Nobel laureates attending the Centennial, will be special guests as will the science teachers attending the Nobel events earlier in the day. The gala event, to be described in more detail in a future mailing to APS members, will be able to accommodate up to 2000 participants. APS members who wish to attend should plan to register early.

At the same time, we expect the gala to be the opening of a physics exhibit entitled "Wonders of the 20th Century" currently in development at the Fernbank museum. This exhibit will be designed to travel to other science museums after its Atlanta opening. Besides excellent food and drink included in the evening, there will be continuous showings of the IMAX movie, Cosmic Voyages, as well as a multi-media presentation celebrating the achievements of physics. Physics-related entertainers will be present as will various types of music.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin