"Astronomical Horizons" Public Lecture Series Schedule 2012-2013

This lecture series held at the Abrams Planetarium surveys the latest developments in astronomy. Astronomical Horizons is offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy through its astronomy group and Abrams Planetarium. Each talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.


  • October 18, 2012: "Pluto and Other Non-Planets"
    Ed Loh, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • November 15, 2012: "The World's Greatest Telescopes: Past, Present, and Future"
    Mark Voit, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • January 17, 2013: "Stellar Life After Death: Violent Explosions on White Dwarf Stars"
    Laura Chomiuk, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • February 21, 2013: "Black Holes and Globular Clusters: Sparkling Hosts of Frozen Stars"
    Jay Strader, Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • March 21, 2013: Comets: Icy Wayfarers from the Outer Solar System
    Ed Brown, Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • April 18, 2013: The Multitude of Planets Beyond our Solar System
    Horace Smith, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics