Public Outreach Lecture Series / Spring 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
Feb 9 Caleb Scharf The Zoomable Universe (book talk) 7:00PM Abstract
Feb 23 Federica Biano The LSST Revolution: These data belong to you and me! 7:00PM Abstract
Mar 9 Statia Cook Alien Weather 7:00PM Abstract
Mar 23 Emily Rice Cool Stars, Hot Exoplanets, and Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth 7:00PM Abstract
Apr 6 Special Event w/ Art Dept Signal to Noise 8:00PM Abstract
Apr 20 Briley Lewis New Horizons: Understanding Pluto 8:00PM Abstract
May 4 Betsy Hernandez Zambullete En Agujeros Negros (Plunge into Black Holes) [Spanish language lecture] 8:00PM Abstract