2017-2018 Lecture Schedule
Friday September 8 2017  Second Friday. Members' Night 7:30 PM
Friday October 6 2017   7:30 PM
Friday November 3 2017   7:30 PM
Friday December 1 2017  Official Annual Meeting 7:30 PM
Friday January 12 2018  Second Friday 7:30 PM
Friday February 2 2018   7:30 PM
Friday March 2 2018   7:30 PM
Friday April 6 2018   7:30 PM
Friday May 4 2018   7:30 PM
Friday June 1 2018   7:30 PM

Our lectures are held in Lienhard Hall, in the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University.

The best entrance to Lienhard Hall is from the parking lot on the west side of the building. see this map for detailed instructions.

Come at 7 PM to meet and chat with fellow club members.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Next lecture: Friday, September 11th, 7:30 pm

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Join club members for the first lecture of the academic year, the traditional "Members' Night". Your fellow astronomy enthusiasts will relate some of the exciting events, observations, equipment and experiences they've had in the past year.

The meeting takes place in the usual site: the Lienhard Lecture Hall at Pace University in Pleasantville.

April 10th Lecture: Astrobiology

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Brother Robert Novak, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iona College, noted Mars researcher and long-time WAA member and speaker will discuss the search for evidence of life in the solar system and beyond.

The meeting will take place in MILLER HALL, not in Lienhard Hall, due to a scheduling conflict at Pace. Miller hall is located on the south side of the Miller-Lienhard building complex.

Next Lecture Friday, November 7th: Caleb Scharf, PhD "The Copernicus Complex"

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:30pm

Are we special or are we unexceptional? For the first time in human history we stand poised to begin to truly answer this question. Extraordinary discoveries in astronomy and biology have revealed a universe filled with dynamic and endlessly diverse planetary systems, and a picture of life as a phenomenon intimately linked with the most fundamental aspects of physics. But where this really leads us is not yet clear.

Lecture June 6th: From Under-water to Outer Space

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Friday, June 6th, Glenn Butler will present “From Under-water to Outer Space--How the STS-61 ENDEAVOR astronauts trained underwater to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.” Mr. Butler is the founder and CEO of the Life Support Technologies group.

As usual, the talk will be given in the 3rd floor lecture hall in Leinhard Hall, Pace University, Pleasantville. See the Lectures page for more information and directions.

Lecture May 2nd: Dr. Anže Slosar

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:30pm

Dr. Anže Slosar will present “The Universe: Our Mysterious Home.” Dr. Slosar, a native of Slovenia, received his Ph.D from the University of Cambridge in 2003. He worked at Oxford and Berkeley and is currently an Associate Scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. Dr. Slosar writes, "The main focus of my research is physical cosmology, a worldwide effort to explain the inner workings of our universe on its largest scales in terms of physics that we know, understand, and love.


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