The planet-hunting team of Geoff Marcy and Paul Butler
will announce their latest discovery beyond our Solar System
at a Space Science Update at NASA Headquarters in Washington
at 1 p.m. EDT, June 13. Their discovery represents a
significant and much-anticipated advance in this relatively
new field of finding so-called extrasolar planets.

Panelists will be:

* Dr. Geoffrey Marcy, University of California, Berkeley

* Dr. R. Paul Butler, Carnegie Institution of Washington in
Washington, D.C., Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

* Dr. Alycia Weinberger, staff research astronomer at the
Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Terrestrial

* Dr. David Spergel, Professor in the Department of
Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, N.J.

* Dr. Anne Kinney, the director of the Astronomy and Physics
Division in the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters
in Washington, is panel moderator

The Update will originate from the James E. Webb Auditorium
at NASA Headquarters located at 300 E St., S.W. in

Because NASA Television will be supporting a spacewalk from
the International Space Station at the time of the news
event, the Space Science Update will be broadcast on Telstar-
5, Transponder-19, 97 degrees West Longitude, vertical
polarization, downlink frequency 12053 MHz, audio 6.2 & 6.8
MHz. There will be two-way question-and-answer capability for
reporters covering the update from participating NASA