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Public Lecture Series

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

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2021: Friends of Ohio State Astronomy & Astrophysics - "The James Webb Space Telescope" - Fall 2021 Talks and Panel Event

Past Events

October 11, 2021: WestFest - "The Hunt for Other Worlds and Life in the Universe" Professor Scott Gaudi and Graduate Student Romy Rodriguez

March 18, 2021: OSAA Public Lecture Series - "Monsters in the Cosmos: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics" Professor Laura Lopez and Expert Panel

2020: Baird Lecture - Sera Markoff - Imaging (and Imagining) Black Holes

April 5, 2020: Science Sundays - John M. Horack - Gamma-Ray Bursts: A Brief History of the Most Powerful Explosions in the Universe

February 13, 2020: OSAA Public Lecture Series - Kris Stanek - All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae: Big Science with Small Telescopes

December 4, 2019: OSAA Public Lecture "Our Place in the Universe: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics"

October 19, 2019: Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics Autumn 2019 Event

May 11, 2019: Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics Spring 2019 Event

March 27, 2019, 7pm: Dava Sobel: Biard Lecture: "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars" (CCAPP Biard Lecture)

March 17, 2019 3 pm: Robert M. Hazen: Science Sundays: "The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Have Co-Evolved" (CCAPP Science Sundays)

March 7, 2019 8 pm: Shawn Domagal-Goldman: NASA's Search for Life in Places Near and Far (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

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)

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)