Public Lecture Series

Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics (OSAA) is excited to announce our upcoming events in Autumn 2018! OSAA is a partnership between the Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics. 

Upcoming Events

November 15, 2018, 8 pm: Prof. Courtney Dressing, U.C. Berkeley, on Searching for Nearby Planets with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (OSAA Public Lecture)
November 20, 2018, 7 pm: OSU astrophysicist and COSI Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Sutter signs copies of his new book Your Place in the Universe at Strongwater Food and Spirits



Past Events

October 27, 2018, 10:30 am - 1:30 pmAutumn 2018 FOSAA Event featuring Prof. Smita Mathur, Dr. Tuguldur Sukhbold, Dr. Matthew Penny, and the new "Origin of the Elements" planetarium show.

October 17, 2018, 8 pm: Dr. Rainer Weiss, MIT Professor and 2017 Nobel Laureate on Exploration of the Universe with Gravitational Waves (Alpheus Smith Lecture)

September 27, 2018, 8 pm: Prof. Jennifer Johnson on Sprinkles of Stardust: The Origin of the Elements (OSAA Public Lecture)

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

January 18, 2018: Michael Stamatikos on Cosmic Messengers (OSU Newark Lecture)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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