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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
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

Galactic Archaeology: a History of Violence; Trails of Dying Satellites; Invisible Galaxies; and Dark Matter.

Oct. 28


Edward Gibson

NASA Astronaut

My Experiences as an Astronaut

7:00 P.M.

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. 7

Dr. Mark Sykes

CEO & Director

Planetary Science Institute

Latest Reports from the Dwarf Planets Ceres & Pluto!