Public Outreach Lecture Series / Spring 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
January 16 Mary Putman Feeding the Milky Way 7:00PM Abstract
January 30 Taka Tanaka Eavesdropping on Supermassive Black Holes 7:00PM Abstract
February 13 Adam Fuller Exploring Saturn's Rings from A to G 7:00PM Abstract
February 27 Joe Patterson Exploding Stars from Your Backyard 7:00PM Abstract
March 6 Ian McGreer? First Light in the Universe 7:00PM Abstract
March 20 Sasha Hinkley Imaging New Planets from Here on Earth 8:00PM Abstract
April 3 Maureen Teyssier Putting Hubble Images in Context: The Local Map of the Universe 8:00PM Abstract
April 17 Kyle Parfrey Astrophysics at the LHC, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Microscopic Black Holes 8:00PM Abstract
May 1 Antara Basu-Zych The Violent Tendencies of Galaxies 8:00PM Abstract