Public Outreach Lecture Series / Spring 2016

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 TBD; 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
Jan 29 BLAST! Film Screening 7:00PM Abstract
Feb 19 Jillian Bellovary Ripples in Spacetime: When Black Holes Merge 7:00PM Abstract
Mar 4 Yong Zheng The Invisible Gas that Fills up the Space 7:00PM Abstract
Apr 1 Lauren Corlies New Horizons: The Pluto Encounter 8:00PM Abstract
Apr 29 Sarah Pearson The Explosive Origins of Our Elements 8:00PM Abstract
May 13 Daniel D'Orazio The History & Future of Black Holes 8:00PM Abstract
May 20 Jose Zorrilla La Escalera de Distancias Cósmicas (Spanish language lecture) 8:00PM Abstract