Public Outreach Lecture Series / Summer 2008

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
May 30 Duane Lee Nuclear Star Clusters: The Nurseries of Supermassive Black Holes? 8:30PM Abstract
June 13 Greg Bryan Cosmic Catastrophes: 10 Astrophysical Events with Negative Consequences for Life on Earth 8:30PM Abstract
June 27 Holly Larson Jantar Mantar: How Indian Princes Looked at the Stars 8:30PM Abstract
July 11 Robert Morehead Eight is Enough: The Great Pluto Debate 8:30PM Abstract
July 25 Josh Schroeder Dark Energy: Mysteries at the Edge of the Universe 8:30PM Abstract
August 8 Marcel Agueros Scavenging for Dead Stars: Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs 8:00PM Abstract
August 22 Kathryn Stanonik Large Scale Structure in the Universe: Walls, Voids, Filaments and the End of Greatness 8:00PM Abstract
September 5 Erika Hamden Strange Shapes: A Look at Fractals, Polygons and Spirals in the Universe 8:00PM Abstract