Public Lecture Series

Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics (OSAA) is excited to announce our upcoming events in Fall 2017! OSAA is a partnership between the Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

Cosmic Messengers


OSU Newark Asst. Professor Michael Stamatikos NASA Recognition
Michael Stamatikos

Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at OSU Newark 

January 18, 2018 
7-8pm in 1101 Founders Hall
1179 University Drive, Newark, OH
Free and open to the Public


Take the ultimate 13.8 billion year journey as we explore the evolution and fate of the Universe via the scientific detection of cosmic messengers: photons, neutrinos and gravitational waves. Discover how each has helped to reveal the age, size, structure, composition and dynamics of the Cosmos. Learn how our best theories, based upon independent lines of observational evidence, converge to the ironic precision of knowing that 95% of the Universe is actually unknown!

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Upcoming Events

Please save the date for these upcoming public lectures on astronomy and astrophysics!

March 7, 2018: Mike Brown on Planet Nine from Outer Space (CCAPP Lecture)

Past Events

September 29, 2016: David H. Weinberg on Learning from Gravity: Planet IX, Rippling Space-time, and the Accelerating Universe (OSAA Public Lecture Series)

December 1, 2016: Christopher S. Kochanek on Death By Black Hole (OSAA Public Lecture Series)

January 22, 2017: Laura Cadonati on Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves (Science Sundays)

March 9, 2017: Arthur McDonald on Neutrinos, Dark Matter, and the Nature of the Universe (Alpheus Smith Lecture)

March 19, 2017: John Beacom on Neutrino Astronomy Made Easy (Science Sundays)

April 20, 2017: Barbara Ryden on The Dark Side of the Universe (OSAA Public Lecture Series)

November 30, 2017: Scott Gaudi on The Hunt for Other Worlds and Life in the Universe (OSAA Public Lecture Series)