Public Outreach Lecture Series / Fall 2013

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 Summer.


Date Speaker Title Start Time Abstract
Sept 13 Allyson Sheffield Fossils of Formation: Stars in the Milky Way's Halo 8:00PM Abstract
Sept 27 David Hendel Voyager's Venture: Journey to the Edge of the Solar System 8:00PM Abstract
Oct 11 Brian Levine How Big is the Solar System? 8:00PM Abstract
Oct 25 Jeff Oishi The Sounds of the Stars 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 8 Jennifer Weston Astronomer vs Astronomer: Great Debates in the History of Astronomy 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 22 Jeremiah Murphy From the Ashes of Cosmic Explosions... 7:00PM Abstract
Dec 6 Erika Hamden Comet of the Century? 7:00PM Abstract