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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 2016 Steward Public Evening Lectures
Date Speaker Title
Oct. 24

Dr. Sam Gralla

UA Dept. of Physics

Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and "Interstellar"
Nov. 7

Maj. James McGaha, M.S., FRAS

Director, Grasslands Observatory

Green Fireballs!

Science, The Cold War & Pseudoscience

Nov. 21

Dr. Christina Williams

Steward Observatory

High Noon in the Universe:

Studying the Rapid Growth and Death of Galaxies

Dec. 5

Dr. William Hubbard

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

The JUNO Mission to Jupiter
Jan. 23, 2017

Dr. David Levy

Jarnac Observatory

The Starlight Night:

The Night Sky in English Literature