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. The lecture on November 10, 2017 is such a case and falls on the second Friday of that month.
Each year one lecture is designated the John Marshall Memorial Lecture, to honor a former president of the association. The lecture on March 2, 2018 received that designation this season.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Pennsylvania State University
“The Songs of Distant Earths“
Friday, November 10, 2017
The College of New Jersey
“Measuring and Modeling Variability in Quasars and Blazars“
Friday, December 1, 2017
American Museum of Natural History
“The Word Planet is No Longer Meaningful”
Friday, January 5, 2018
Michigan Technological University
“Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2017“
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 5, 2018 AAA Lecture entitled “Astronomy Picture of the Day 2017” presented by Robert Nemiroff. 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 2, 2018
“A Brief History of Chemistry in the Cosmos”
Friday, March 2, 2018 (*)
(* John Marshall Memorial Lecture)
“The Dark Side of the Universe”
Friday, April 6, 2018
“The Great American Eclipse of 2017 and Others“
Friday, May 4, 2018
College of Staten Island
“The End of Star Formation”