Lecture Series 2008-2009


Friday, October 3, 2008
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low
American Museum of Natural History
“The Puzzles of Planet Formation”


Friday, November 21, 2008
Daniel Burbank
U. S. Coast Guard and NASA
“STS-115: An Assembly Mission to the International Space Station”


Friday, December 5, 2008
David Hogg
New York University
“Automated Calibration of Astronomical Imaging and the Open-Source Sky Survey”


Friday, January 2, 2009
Robert Nemiroff
Michigan Technological University
“Astronomy Picture of the Day”


Friday, February 20, 2009
Joseph Patterson
Columbia University
“The Center for Backyard Astrophysics”


Friday, March 13, 2009
(John Marshall Memorial Lecture)
Neil de Grasse Tyson
Hayden Planetarium
“The Rise and Fall of Pluto – Witness to Demotion”


Friday, April 3, 2009
Rick Fienberg
Sky & Telescope; Phillips Academy
“The More Things Change”


Friday, May 1, 2009
Denton Ebel
American Museum of Natural History
“The  Stardust and  Genesis Sample Return Missions”



Eric Myers (one of the year 2008 lecturers) has graciously sent us links to PDF and power point presentations of his April 11, 2008 lecture on LIGO and the Einstein@Home project. You can access them at http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/docs/G/G080289-00/.