Public Outreach Lecture Series / Fall 2009

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
Sep 18 Maureen Teyssier Is There Life like Us in Outer Space? 8:00PM Abstract
Sep 25 Jana Grcevich Science vs. Fiction in Science Fiction 8:00PM Abstract
Oct 9 Laura Newburgh The Dark Side of the Universe 8:00PM Abstract
Oct 23 Gabe Perez-Giz Black Holes for Dummies 8:00PM Abstract
Nov 6 Lia Coralles The Extraterrestrials in your Backyard 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 20 Szabolcs Marka A Matter of Life and Death: How Black Holes Do It 7:00PM Abstract
Dec 4 Cameron Hummels Will the World End in 2012? 7:00PM Abstract