Lecture Series 2015-2016

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, with occasional exceptions when that date would create a conflict.
Each year one lecture is designated the John Marshall Memorial Lecture, to honor a former president of the association.

Friday, October 16, 2015
David Eicher
Editor in Chief, Astronomy
“The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy’s Big Questions“

Friday, November 6, 2015
Stella Offner
University of Massachusetts
“Our Lonely Sun: Exploring Why Many Stars are Born With Siblings”

Friday, December 4, 2015
Bret Lehmer
“The Story of Galaxy Evolution from an X-ray Perspective”

Friday, January 8, 2016
Robert Nemiroff
Michigan Technological University
2015 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Do you want a prime seat for this AAA lecture?
Amateur Astronomer Association is pleased to announce we will be offering select, limited reserved seating for current AAA members for the Friday, January 8, 2015 AAA Lecture entitled Robert Nemiroff “2015 Astronomy Picture of the Day”. We will be happy to accommodate the first 50 AAA members who arrive. Historically, this lecture is ‘Standing Room Only’, so please arrive by 6:15 for reserved, prime seating.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Alexander Hubbard
American Museum of Natural History
“Asteroids: Rubble on the Road from Stardust to Planets”

Friday, March 4, 2016
Giorgi Dvali
(John Marshall Memorial Lecture)
New York University
“The Secret Quantum Life of Black Holes”

Friday, April 1, 2016
Niel Brandt
Pennsylvania State University
“A Good Hard Look at Cosmic Supermassive Black Hole Growth”

Friday, May 6, 2016
Priyamvada Natarayan
Yale University
“Unravelling the Nature of Dark Matter”