Public Outreach Lecture Series / Summer 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
May 15 Jackie Faherty The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Astronomy in the Media 9:00PM Abstract
May 29 Jan Kratochvil How Anyone Can Witness a Space Shuttle Launch 9:00PM Abstract
June 12 David Hogg What was there before the Big Bang? 9:00PM Abstract
June 26 Nitza Santiago ¿Qué te pasó, pobre pequeño Plutón? 9:00PM Abstract
July 10 Jason Kendall Kepler Space Telescope: The Search Is On for Earth-Sized Planets 9:00PM Abstract
July 24 Christine Simpson Galactic Archaeology: Excavating the Galaxy in the New Age of Surveys 9:00PM Abstract
August 14 Andrew Brown Teaching Old Stars New Tricks: The Cataclysmic Fate of Low-Mass Stars 8:30PM Abstract
August 28 Jessica Werk Tales from the Multiverse: Infinite Alter Egos, Parallel Universes, and Other Disconcerting Astrophysical Predictions 8:30PM Abstract