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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
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. 7

Dr. Mark Sykes

CEO & Director

Planetary Science Institute

Latest Reports from the Dwarf Planets Ceres & Pluto!
Jan. 11, 2016

Dr. Theodora Karalidi

Steward Observatory

Cloudy with a Chance of Life: Looking for Rainbows, Clouds and Life on Exoplanets
Jan. 25, 2016

Dr. Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

[The lecture will be about String Theory]