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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.


Fall 2015 Steward Public Evening Lectures
Date Speaker Title
Sep. 14

Dr. Daniel McIntosh

Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Reflections on Hubble's 25th Anniversary: The Past, Present and Future of U.S. Astronomy

Sep. 17


Dr. David Campbell

Dept. of Physics, Boston University

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Nonlinear Science: From Paradigms to Practicalities

Oct. 5

Dr. Mark Gordon

National Radio Astronomy Obs.

Astronomy with Radio Waves: They Give More Information than You'd Guess!

Oct. 23


Dr. Vasily Belokurov

Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Marc Aaronson Memorial Lecture
Nov. 2

Prof. Michael Chriss

Steward Observatory

Scientists in Wonderland: The Strange Case of Dr. Velikovsky
Nov. 16

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett

Univ. of Colorado/Big Kid Science

What is Relativity? An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas and Why They Matter

Nov. 30

Dr. Stephen Strom

National Optical Astronomy Obs.

A Fusion of Art and Astronomy

Dr. Strom will sign copies of his new book: Earth and Mars: A Reflection

Dec. 14 TBA New Horizons at Pluto!