"Astronomical Horizons" Public Lecture Series Schedule 2014-2015

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.


  • September 18, 2014: "Everyday Astrophysics"
    Justin Linford, Research Associate, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • October 16, 2014: "We Are All Made of Star-stuff: The Origin of Elements, From Silicon to Silver."
    Jay Strader, Assistant Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • November 20, 2014: "Globular Clusters: Where Suns Crash and Binaries Burn"
    Stephen Zepf, Associate Chairperson for Astronomy & Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • January 15, 2015: Cancelled


  • February 19, 2015: "How We Measure Up in the Universe: The Scale of the Universe"
    Shannon Schmoll, Director, Abrams Planetarium.


  • March 19, 2015: "A Trillion Years in the Future"
    Edwin Loh, Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics.


  • April 16, 2015: "Mars Meteorites: Rocks from the Red Planet"
    Michael Velbel, Professor, Geological Sciences.