Public Outreach Lecture Series / Spring 2010

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
Jan 22 Neil Zimmerman The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the 21st Century 7:00PM Abstract
Feb 5 Emily Rice Cooler than the Coolest Stars: Brown Dwarfs 7:00PM Abstract
Feb 19 Summer Ash Galactic Planet Hunting 7:00PM Abstract
Mar 5 John Ruan Gamma-ray Bursts: The Brightest Explosions in the Universe 7:00PM Abstract
Mar 26 Yuan Li Shaping Galaxies with Supermassive Black Holes 8:00PM Abstract
Apr 9 Destry Saul Hearing Cosmic Static: The Accidental and Amateur Birth of Radio Astronomy 8:00PM Abstract
Apr 23 David Helfand The Universal Timekeepers: Reconstructing Pre-History Atom by Atom 8:00PM Abstract
May 7 Anand Sivaramakrishnan Smaller mirror, more planets?! 8:00PM Abstract