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AAA LECTURE SERIES AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to present an astronomy lecture series from October through May each year for our members and the public. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission to the lecture is free, and no reservations or tickets are required.

The lectures are held at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History, on Central Park West between 77th and 81st streets. Please use the 77th Street entrance. Lectures begin at 6:15 p.m. and run to 8:00 p.m. Generally, lectures take place on the first Friday of the month.

Each year one lecture is designated the John Marshall Memorial Lecture, to honor a former president of the association.

Chair: David Kraft 

2013-2014 Speakers

Friday, October 4, 2013
(John Marshall Memorial Lecture) 
Peter Mészáros
Penn State
“The highest energy cosmic ray messengers from the deep Universe”
Friday, November 1, 2013
 
John Gianforte
Blue Sky Observatory, Durham, NH
“Observing extrasolar planet transits with small aperture telescopes”
Friday, December 6, 2013
 
Jeremiah Ostriker
Columbia Univ.
“Heart of Darkness”
Friday, January 3, 2014 Robert Nemiroff
Michigan Tech.
"2013 Astronomy Picture of the Day"
Friday, February 7, 2014
 
Hector Arce
Yale University
“A closer look at star and planet formation”
Friday, March 7, 2014
 
Alan Calder
SUNY Stony Brook
"Cosmic Candle Making with Type Ia Supernovae"
Friday, April 4, 2014
Kyle Cranmer
New York University
“The discovery of the Higgs boson and our evolving picture of the Universe".
Friday, May 2, 2014
Claudio Maccone
International Academy of Astronautics, Torino, Italy
"SETI, Evolution and Human History"
   
 

Current lecture series:
Lecture Series 2013-2014 
 

Previous lecture series:
Lecture Series 2012-2013
Lecture Series 2011-2012
Lecture Series 2010-2011
Lecture Series 2009-2010