Public Outreach Lecture Series / Fall 2018

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 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
Sep 21 Mihir Kulkarni Clocks of the Universe 8:00PM Abstract
Oct 5 Paige Godfrey Slooh Your Eyes to the Stars 7:00PM Abstract
Oct 19 Jana Grcevich & Olivia Koski Vacation Guide to the Solar System 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 2 Steven Mohammed Ultraviolet Universe 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 16 David Kipping The Signatures of Other Civilizations 7:00PM Abstract
Nov 30 Amber Straughn NASA's James Webb Space Telescope 7:00PM Abstract
Dec 14 Moiya McTier Size Isn't Everything (For Telescopes) 7:00PM Abstract