Due to COVID-19 all in-person events are currently cancelled


Public Talk

Dec 12, 2016

The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy

Tabetha Boyajian (Louisiana State University)


Astronomy on Tap

Nov 16, 2016

The Outer Solar System: Pluto and Friends
Sarah Greenstreet (LCO/UCSB)

Classical Novae: Inside Out Stars Evolving in Reverse
Bill Wolf (UCSB)


Public Talk

Oct 19, 2016

Einstein's Blunder Undone: Exploding stars, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

Robert Kirshner (Harvard University)


Astronomy on Tap

Oct 5, 2016

Dwarf Novae: The Hiccups of Vampire Stars
Matt Coleman (UCSB)

Project Starshot and DEEP-IN: Humanity's First Interstellar Missions
Phil Lubin (UCSB)


Public Talk

Sep 21, 2016

Planetary Defense from Asteroids - Coming Soon to a Planet Near You

Edward Lu (Liquid Robotics)


Astronomy on Tap

Sep 7, 2016

Bending Light to Find New Worlds
Rachel Street (LCO)

Explosions in Space! How to Catch a Supernova
Griffin Hosseinzadeh (LCO/UCSB)


Astronomy on Tap

Jul 27, 2016

A Search for the Stolen Starlight
Haley Gomez (Cardiff University)

Jack Photon: A Story of Light
Edward Gomez (LCO)


Astronomy on Tap

Jun 8, 2016

The Longest Time Ago in the Galaxy Farthest Away: Finding the First Galaxies in the Universe
Charlotte Mason (UCSB & UCLA)

Colors and Shadows: Discovering New Worlds Around Other Stars
Rob Siverd (LCO/UCSB)


Public Talk

May 18, 2016

Science Searches for E.T.

Seth Shostak (SETI Institute)


Astronomy on Tap

May 4, 2016

The Science of Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
Andy Howell & Chelsea Harris (LCO and UC Berkeley)



Apr 18, 2016

Robotic Telescopes in Education


Astronomy on Tap

Apr 6, 2016

Intergalactic Groundhog Day: Rewatching a Supernova Through a Gravitational Lens
Curtis McCully (LCO/UCSB)

Catching Stars Being Town Apart by Super-Massive Black Holes
Iair ("ya-eer") Arcavi (LCO/UCSB)


Astronomy on Tap

Mar 2, 2016

Stellar Surfing: Using Waves to See Inside Stars
Matteo Cantiello (UCSB)

Dark Energy and the Expansion of the Universe
Andy Howell (LCO/UCSB)