Public Outreach Lecture & Film Series / Summer 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.

In addition, we've included 4 science fiction film screenings and talks throughout the summer. Each film will be introduced by a scientist-volunteer, shown in its entirety, and then followed with a short lecture on the relevant science in the film. Afterward, we open the session into a discussion and provide telescope viewing either in front of Pupin or on College Walk if the weather is cooperative. 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 the current Outreach Director.


Date Speaker Title Start Time Abstract
Jun 4 Lia Corrales Film Night: The Core 7:00PM No Abstract
Jun 18 Jennifer Weston Film Night: The Time Machine 7:00PM No Abstract
Jul 2 Nicholas Hunt-Walker Supernovae: Going Out with a Bang! 8:30PM Abstract
Jul 16 Erika Hamden & Cameron Hummels Film Night: Apollo 13 7:00PM No Abstract
Jul 30 Stephanie Tonneson Discoveries in the Universe that will AMAZE you! 8:30PM Abstract
Aug 13 Duane Lee Film Night: Deep Impact 7:00PM No Abstract
Sep 3 Frits Paerels Missing Matter: Where's the other half? 8:30PM Abstract