Public Outreach Lecture Series / Fall 2008

This is a lecture series put on for the benefit of the public. Each lecture lasts approximately 30 minutes and is accompanied by 1.5 hours of star-gazing on the roof if the weather cooperates. Talks are targeted at the astronomical-education level of a layperson (oftentimes children are in attendance). Talks typically meet in Pupin 301; directions will be provided around the observatory to the lecture on each given night. For more information, go to the Wiki Outreach webpage or the Public Outreach webpage.

If you're interested in giving an outreach lecture in a coming semester, please contact Cameron or Neil.


Date Speaker Title Start Time Abstract
September 19 Emily Rauscher Alien Worlds: Exploring Planets outside of our Solar System 8:00PM Abstract
October 3 David Schiminovich Robot Astronomers: A Day in the Life of NASA's Space Observatories 8:00PM Abstract
October 10 Maria Pereira The Colors of Life: Astrobiology through Newton's Prism 8:00PM Abstract
October 24 Jennifer Donovan Getting to know Elliptical Galaxies 8:00PM Abstract
November 7 Sarah Tuttle Where does Data come from? Groundbreaking Results from Ground-based Telescopes 7:00PM Abstract
November 21 Kristen Menou In search of other Earths 7:00PM Abstract
December 5 Caleb Scharf Protons to Planets to Penguins: The Quest for our Biochemical Origins in the Cosmos 7:00PM Abstract