Previous Speakers - 2014-2016

Date Name Title(s) Organization Topic/Title
05/19/16 Jess Johnson Senior  Research Specialist U of A, LPL The Asteroid Issue: Detection, Characterization, and Mitigation
04/21/16 Vishnu Reddy Associate Research Scientist Planetary Science Institute (PSI) Near Earth Objects NeoCam Mission Update
03/17/16 Richard Powell Professor Emeritus U of A College of Optical Sciences Astrophotography of Deep Space Objects
02/18/16 Ken Zoll Executive Director Camp Verde Archaeology Center Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices
01/21/16 Tom Fleming Astronomer and Senior Lecturer U of A Astronomy Department Making Relativity Simple
12/17/15 Al Anzaldua TAAA Lecturer Tucson L5 Space Society Inhabiting Mars
11/19/15 Don McCarthy Astronomer U of A Astronomy Department Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
10/15/15 William Hartman Founder, PSI Planetary Science Institute From my Backyard Telscope to the Origin of the Moon and  the Ages of Martian Volcanos and Glaciers
05/21/15 Chris Greer Postdoctoral Researcher U of A  Astronomy Department Taking a Picture of a Black Hole Living in Earth-size Telescope
04/16/15 Vanessa Bailey Graduate Student U of A Astronomy Department Adaptive Optics and Extrasolar Planets Using the LBT and MagAO Adaptive Optics (AO) Systems
03/19/15 Dolores Hill Sr. Research Specialist U of A Lunar & Planetary Laboratory (LPL) Osiris-Rex Mission to Asteroid Bennu - Project Update
02/19/15 Philip Pinto Associate Professor U of A  Astronomy Department Dark Energy and the Golden Age of Cosmology
01/15/15 Victor Krabbendam Project Leader Large Synoptic Survey Telescope The LSST
12/18/14 Mark Stykes CEO and Director Planetary Science Institute Protoplanetary Bodies - The Dawn Mission at Vesta & Predictions for Ceres
11/20/14 Don McCarthy Astronomer U of A, Astronomy Department Images of our Earth from Space
10/16/14 Veronica Bray PhD U of A, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Collisions with Asteroids and Comets - Their Affect of Life on Earth
05/15/14 Johanna Teske PhD U of A, Steward Observatory The Formation of Exoplanets and Their Host Starts
04/17/14 Michael Sussman Post-Doc U of A, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory The Giant Planets:  A Whirlwind Tour
03/20/14 Catherine Elder Graduate Student U of A, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory IO - The Most Volcanic Body in the Solar System
02/20/14 Megan Reiter PhD U of A, Astronomy Department The Secrets of How Massive Stars are Formed
01/16/14 Tom Fleming Astronomer and Senior Lecturer U of A, Astronomy Department The New and Exciting Developments in X-ray Astronomy