Lecture Series


The AAA presents an astronomy lecture series from October through May each year for our members and the public at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History. Here are some of the past speakers.

See Lectures page for a schedule of upcoming talks.

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January 2012. Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Technological University and Astronomy Picture of the Day/NASA. “Best Short Astronomy Videos”

January 2012. Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Technological University and Astronomy Picture of the Day/NASA. “Best Short Astronomy Videos”

April 2009. Rick Fienberg, Sky & Telescope magazine and Phillips Academy. “The More Things Change”

April 2009. Rick Fienberg, Sky & Telescope magazine and Phillips Academy. “The More Things Change”

March 2009. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium. “The Rise and Fall of Pluto – Witness to Demotion”

March 2009. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium. “The Rise and Fall of Pluto – Witness to Demotion”

February 2009. Joseph Patterson, Columbia University. “The Center for Backyard Astrophysics”

February 2009. Joseph Patterson, Columbia University. “The Center for Backyard Astrophysics”

January 2009. Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Technological University. “Astronomy Picture of the Day”

January 2009. Robert Nemiroff, Michigan Technological University. “Astronomy Picture of the Day”

December 2008. David Hogg, New York University. “Automated Calibration of Astronomical Imaging and the Open-Source Sky Survey”

December 2008. David Hogg, New York University. “Automated Calibration of Astronomical Imaging and the Open-Source Sky Survey”

November 2008. Daniel Burbank, United States Coast Guard and NASA. “STS-115: An Assembly Mission to the International Space Station”

November 2008. Daniel Burbank, United States Coast Guard and NASA. “STS-115: An Assembly Mission to the International Space Station”

October 2008. Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History. “The Puzzles of Planet Formation”

October 2008. Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History. “The Puzzles of Planet Formation”

May 2008. David Helfand, Columbia University. “Global Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don’t Know”

May 2008. David Helfand, Columbia University. “Global Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don’t Know”

April 2008. Eric Myers, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). “Einstein@Home: Searching for Ripples in Space-Time with Your Home Computer”

April 2008. Eric Myers, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). “Einstein@Home: Searching for Ripples in Space-Time with Your Home Computer”

March 2008

March 2008

February 2008. Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Detecting Gravitational Waves: LIGO and the Search for the Elusive Wave”

February 2008. Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Detecting Gravitational Waves: LIGO and the Search for the Elusive Wave”

January 2008. Jerry T. Bonnell, Astronomy Picture of the Day/NASA. “Skyscapes in 2007”

January 2008. Jerry T. Bonnell, Astronomy Picture of the Day/NASA. “Skyscapes in 2007”

December 2007

December 2007