"Astronomical Horizons" Public Lecture Series Schedule 2016-2017
This lecture series held at the Abrams Planetarium surveys the latest developments in astronomy. Astronomical Horizons is offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy through its Astronomy & Astrophysics group and Abrams Planetarium. Each talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.
September 22, 2016 "Connecting the First Stars to the Milky Way"
Brian O'Shea, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics and Graduate Director, Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering
October 20, 2016 "Sample Return from Asteroids and Mars: Promise, Progress and Prospects"
Michael Velbel, Professor, Geological Sciences
November 17, 2016 "Radiation from the Big Bang — What We Learned About the Birth of the Universe Since
the Discovery of the Radiation 50 Years Ago"
Ed Loh, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics
January 19, 2017 "Do Black Holes Merge in Globular Clusters?"
Steve Zepf, Professor and Associate Chair for Astronomy & Astrophysics
February 16, 2017 "The Great American Eclipse: Getting Ready for August 2017"
Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium
March 16, 2017 "Dark Matter and Beyond: The Future of the Large Hadron Collider"
Reinhard Schweinhorst, Associate Professor, Experimental High Energy Physics
April 20, 2017 "A Human Expedition to Mars: Why It Is So Difficult and What We Are Doing About It"
Steve Kozlowski, Professor, Psychology