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Listen: Making astronomy meaningful

Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub wanted his students to remember more of what they learned in his introductory class than the answers to typical questions on a quiz show. That was a strong impetus for his book How Old Is The Universe? It strives to make astronomy understandable for all students…not only science majors. Ann Marie Deer Owens recently interviewed Weintraub, who was among the authors featured at the 2011 Southern Festival of Books.