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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, 933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson. AZ 85721.  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 2018 Steward Public Evening Lectures
Date Speaker Title
Sep. 17

Prof. Michael Chriss

Steward Observatory

The Nazca Lines Mystery
Oct. 1

Mr. Christopher Ford

Pixar Animation Studios

President, Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Secret History of Astronomy and  Hollywood
Oct. 15

Dr. Daniel Apai

Steward Observatory

Headin' out to EDEN: A Search for Habitable Worlds within the Solar Neighborhood
Oct. 29

Dr. Peter Behroozi

Steward Observatory

Reverse-Engineering Galaxies with the UniverseMachine
Nov. 19

Dr. Lynn Carter

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Mars 20/20: Science, Engineering and Landing Sites for the next Mars Rover
Dec. 3

Dr. Vasileios Paschalidis

Steward Observatory

Einstein's Legacy:  The New Era of Multimessenger Astronomy



Conferencia especial en español


Fecha Conferencista Titulo
Nov. 5

Dr. Elena Manjavacas

Dr. Paola Pinilla

Sr. Nico Garavito Camargo

Observatorio Steward

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