Lectures

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, 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.

April 4th Lecture

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

"Astronomical Alignments of Hudson Valley Stone Sites"

There are hundreds of stone chambers, walls, and perched boulders in the Hudson Valley that have astronomical alignments. Are they colonial, Native American, or of some other pre-Columbian origins? The talk will be given by Linda Zimmermann, an amateur astronomer and former chemist turned author of over 30 books. 

As usual, the lecture will be at Lienhard Lecture Hall at Pace University in Pleasantville.

Click the "Lectures" link for information and directions.

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