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Satellite Expert To Speak On Hubble Telescope, Exoplanets In Westport

Marty Yellin
Marty Yellin Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. — Y’s Man Marty Yellin will once again share his knowledge of the scientific world, this time updating the group on the work of the Hubble Telescope.

The Hubble was sent into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains the most productive astronomical instrument ever built.

Yellin will speak to Y’s Men of Westport/Weston on April 13 at the Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 Post Road E., Westport.

He will speak about some of the latest findings from the telescope, with an emphasis on its recent discoveries of many exoplanets, which seem to have the conditions for life of some kind.

He will also talk about some of the most recently discovered Black Holes, including showing the first-ever picture of a Black Hole swallowing a star like our Sun.

Yellin earned bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from CUNY.

He joined Perkin-Elmer, where he was a member of the top-secret Hexagon program, the largest and most successful spy satellite ever to be flown up to that time. He later worked on the team that designed and fabricated the Hubble Space Telescope.

In his "retirement," Yellin earned a doctorate at New York University in biomedical engineering, then joined a program evaluating new approaches to cancer treatment.

If you’re a retired or semi-retired man living in Westport or Weston and looking for something new, for an active group with over 400 men like yourself, drop by Thursday morning.

Coffee, doughnuts and schmoozing are on the agenda as you learn about Y’s Men, hear an interesting speaker, meet old friends and make new ones. Y’s Men gets you out of your house and into your choice of over two dozen activities, from bridge to boating to hiking to international affairs and book discussions.

Click here to learn more about the group.

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