Lectures

2016-2017 Lecture Schedule
Friday September 16 2016  Third Friday. Members' Night 7:30 PM
Friday October 7 2016   7:30 PM
Friday November 4 2016   7:30 PM
Friday December 2 2016  Official Annual Meeting 7:30 PM
Friday January 13 2017  Second Friday 7:30 PM
Friday February 3 2017   7:30 PM
Friday March 3 2017   7:30 PM
Friday April 7 2017   7:30 PM
Friday May 5 2017   7:30 PM
Friday June 2 2017   7:30 PM

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

To get to Lienhard Hall from Miller Hall - Drive around to the north side of the Miller Hall complex. Go through the entrance and take the stairs or the elevator to the 3rd floor, or walk through Miller Hall by going down the hall past the Miller lecture hall, taking the stairs on the right up one flight, then walking through the Nursing Department to the north end of Lienhard and then upstairs (or elevator) one more flight to the lecture hall.

Directions and a campus map can be found here.

Join us at 7 PM for our social hour, a WAA tradition!

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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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