Public Talks

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


Public Talk

Oct 14, 2020

The Last Stargazers

Emily Levesque (University of Washington)


Public Talk

Feb 26, 2020

Chasing Supernovae Explosions with Kepler

Armin Rest (STScI)


Public Talk

Nov 20, 2019

LSST: The Greatest Movie of All Time is Coming to You!

Željko Ivezić (University of Washington)


Public Talk

Jul 17, 2019

Supernovae and the Discovery of the Accelerating Universe

Adam Riess (Krieger School of Arts and Sciences)


Public Talk

Mar 1, 2019

The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Solar System

Jim Bell (Arizona State University)


Public Talk

Nov 7, 2018

The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy

Andrea Ghez (UCLA)


Public Talk

Oct 31, 2018

Our Simple Strange Universe

David Spergel (Princeton University)


Public Talk

Aug 8, 2018

Science Policy in the Age of Trump and Beyond: Federal Priorities in Astronomy and Space Science

Joel Parriott (American Astronomical Society)

Gabriela Gonzlez Image

Public Talk

May 23, 2018

Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Other Matters

Gabriela González (Louisiana State University)


Public Talk

Feb 21, 2018

The Search for Inhabited Worlds

Debra Fischer (Yale University)


Public Talk

Nov 16, 2017

The Exploration of Pluto by New Horizons

Alan Stern (NASA)


Public Talk

Nov 6, 2017

Turning Stars Into Gold

Iair Arcavi (Las Cumbres Observatory)


Public Talk

Aug 9, 2017

The Spinning Sun, The Twirling Stars

Tim Brown (Las Cumbres Observatory)


Public Talk

May 17, 2017

Asteroids and Comets: Keeping an Eye on Things that Go Bump in the Night

Amy Mainzer (NASA)

Lars Bildsten, President, Board of Directors

Public Talk

Feb 22, 2017

Hearing the Stars: New Insights into Stellar Interiors

Lars Bildsten (UCSB)


Public Talk

Dec 12, 2016

The Most Mysterious Star in the Galaxy

Tabetha Boyajian (Louisiana State University)


Public Talk

Oct 19, 2016

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

Robert Kirshner (Harvard University)


Public Talk

Sep 21, 2016

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

Edward Lu (Liquid Robotics)


Public Talk

May 18, 2016

Science Searches for E.T.

Seth Shostak (SETI Institute)