Lecture Series 2012-2013


Friday, October 19, 2012
Michael Paul
Penn State
“The Google Lunar X PRIZE: The Launch of Private Exploration of the Solar System”


Friday, November 9, 2012
(John Marshall Memorial Lecture)
Timothy Creamer
NASA Astronaut Corps
“Where We’ve Come From, Where We Are, Where We’re Going”


Friday, December 7, 2012
Dava Sobel
A More Perfect Heaven


Friday, January 4, 2013
Jerry Bonnell
Astronomy Picture of the Day


Friday, February 1, 2013
Gabriel Perez-Giz
New York University
“Black Holes for Dummies”


Friday, March 1, 2013
Shane Larson
Utah State University
Whispers from the Cosmos: The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy


Friday, April 5, 2013
Al Nagler
Tele Vue Optics
“Giant Eyepieces That Swallow Spacecraft”
Al will cover how his childhood interest from a visit to the Hayden Planetarium lead to telescope making, a career in optics including designing the visual simulator to train the astronauts for lunar landing (a “giant eyepiece” covering the LEM spacecraft cabin), his experiences at events such as Stellafane, starting Tele Vue Optics and presenting the paths of telescope and eyepiece product development over the last 30+ years at Tele Vue. Here is the most recent article, ”The Life and Times of Al Nagler” as published in Astronomy Magazine April 2013.


Friday, April 26, 2013 (note location change)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT
AstroDance (At CUNY Graduate Center)
Elebash Recital Hall
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Supported by the National Science Foundation