Today's events (Oct. 6)


■ Talk: 'The Cosmic Distance Ladder'

UCLA mathematics professor and Fields Medal winner Terence Tao gives a free talk at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Oct. 6) on methods of measuring distances from Earth to the sun and moon, and in places more remote. The event is in Cubberley Auditorium at Stanford University. For more information, go to math.stanford.edu.

■ Exhibition: 'Celebrating Mexico'

A new exhibition at Stanford University's Green Library marks the bicentennial of Mexico's independence with a display of books, photos, movie posters, manuscripts, postcards and other materials. The exhibition is up through Jan. 16, open during library hours, in the Bing Wing. Call 650-725-1020 or or go to library.stanford.edu.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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