9th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture
New Horizons is NASA's historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons left Earth on 19 January 2006. It made the first exploration of the Pluto system--3 billion miles from Earth--summer 2015, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto's moons on July 14th. Dr. Stern will describe the history of the mission, the encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date.
Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He leads NASA's New Horizons mission to that successfully explored the Pluto system and is now exploring the Kuiper Belt-the farthest worlds ever explored by a space mission.
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Hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and more.
Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.
This event takes place once a month at Strongwater.
A weekly seminar, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. PRB 4138 (Seminar Schedule and Details)
10:30 daily 4054 McPherson (Astro Coffee Homepage)
A weekly event, 11:30am every Friday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)
A weekly event, 1:00pm every Wednesday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)
A weekly event, Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. PRB 1080 with reception at 3:45 p.m., PRB Atrium. (Schedule)
Colloquia are held 3:30 p.m. every Thursday during normal academic quarter, 2015 McPherson Lab.
Coffee & refreshments at 3:00 p.m. in 4054 McPherson unless noted otherwise. (Schedule)
Weekly talks held Fridays, 3:30 p.m. 4138 PRB. (Schedule)
CCAPP is proud to present the Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the annual series of public lectures which is supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.
Read more and see upcoming lectures at CCAPP's Biard Lecture Page
Learn about CCAPP's Special Public Lectures and upcoming lectures at CCAPP's Public Lectures Page
If you have ever looked up at the stars and marveled at the vastness and beauty of the Universe, then "New Vistas in Astronomy" is for you.
Since 1997, this mini-course in Astronomy given central Ohioan an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries by astronomers, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope. The lectures are presented by professors and researchers at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy.
All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio.
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