Evenings Under the Stars
Free Scientific Talks followed by a Telescope Tour*!
Check this page for the schedule of events at the GMU Observatory. You can see more about an individual event by clicking on it below, or by viewing it in our calendar.
Unless otherwise noted, expect the scientific talks to last 30 minutes and their content to be appropriate for ages 5+. An approx. hour long guided telescope tour of that night’s sky will follow the scientific talk. *Telescope tours are subject to last-minute cancellation due to weather.
Evenings Under the Stars – Fall 2017
|Tour Set||Primary Date||Rain Date*||Start Time||Speaker||Title||Location||Notes|
|1||8/28||None||7:30 PM||Harold Geller1||After America’s Eclipse||Research 163|
|2||9/11||None||7:00 PM||Joe Pesce1,2||TBA||Research 163|
|3||9/25||10/2||6:30 PM||Daniel Kocevski3||TBA||Hub Ballroom||The rain day’s talk will be held in Research 163|
|4||10/16||10/23||6:30 PM||William Cannon4||TBA||Research 163||The rain day’s talk will be held in the Hub Ballroom|
|5||10/30||11/6||6:00 PM||Sharon Wang5||TBA||Hub Rm. 3+4||The rain day’s talk will be held in Research 163|
|6||11/13||11/20||5:30 PM||TBA||TBA||Research 163|
|7||11/27||12/4||5:30 PM||Pratik Saripalli6||TBA||Research 163|
All times are in US-EAST. Please take note of the talk location. You can find directions to all of our talk locations at the bottom of our Visting Page.
* Backup days are only used when the primary tour date has to be cancelled. We will announce on this page, our Facebook, and Twitter when a primary tour date has to be cancelled.
- George Mason University
- National Science Foundation
- Marshall Space Flight Center
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Carnegie Science Institute
- University of Maryland
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