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Public Evening Lecture Series



Since September 1922, Steward Observatory has been hosting public evening lectures in astronomy. The lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in Room N210 of Steward Observatory.  Following all Monday evening talks, the Raymond E. White, Jr. Reflector in the historic Steward Observatory dome will be open for public viewing of the night sky (weather permitting). All of the lectures and the use of the telescope are free of charge and open to the general public.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Fleming at 621-5049 or                                                                                                                          

Click here to stream podcasts of previous Public Evening Lectures.


Spring 2016 Steward Public Evening Lectures
Date Speaker Title

Jan. 7


Prof. Rudi Lindner

Dept. of History

University of Michigan

The Rise, Death, and Rebirth of Cosmology in the Twentieth Century
Jan. 11

Dr. Theodora Karalidi

Steward Observatory

Cloudy with a Chance of Life: Looking for Rainbows, Clouds and Life on Exoplanets
Jan. 25

Dr. Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

The Edges of the Universe: Black Holes, Horizons and Strings

The "Other Earths" Lectures

Mar. 21

Dr. Daniel Apai

Steward Observatory & LPL

Lecture I:

Project EOS and Our Search for Other Earths

Apr. 4

Dr. Joan Najita

National Optical Astronomy Obs.

Lecture II:

The Births of Other Earths

Apr. 18

Dr. Ilaria Pascucci

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Lecture III:

Finding Earths among Other Worlds