"Astronomical Horizons" Public Lecture Series Schedule 2013-2014

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 & Astrophysics group and Abrams Planetarium. Each talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and there is no charge for admission.


  • October 17, 2013: "Radio Astronomy: The Dark Side of the Spectrum"
    Justin Linford, Research Associate, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • November 21, 2013: "Live Fast, Die Young: Massive Stars and Their Violent Demises"
    Laura Chomiuk, Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • January 16, 2014: "The Crab Nebula: Ice in Fire"
    Ed Loh, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • February 20, 2014: "Where Are They? Thinking About (and trying to find) Extraterrestrial Life"
    Brian O'Shea, Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • March 20, 2014: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Cosmos Through Computation and Scientific Visualization"
    Devin Silvia, Research Associate, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • April 17, 2014: "Galaxies at the Dawn of Time"
    Megan Donahue, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.