Past Fall Astronomy Day Lectures at GTCC


2014
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, University of Oxford
"The Last and Next 100 Years in Astronomy"
2013
Don Winget, University of Texas at Austin
"Small Stars in a Large Context:  All Things White Dwarf"
2012
Bob Benjamin, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
"A Visitor's Guide to the Milky Way Galaxy"
2011

Francis Halzen, University of Wisconsin-Madison / IceCube
"Ice Fishing for Neutrinos"

2010

Giovanni Fazio, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / Spitzer
Viewing the Universe with Infrared Eyes:  the Spitzer Space Telescope


2009

Hal Levison, Southwest Research Institute
"What Planets Are and How they Form"


2008

Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard / Swift Mission,
"Black Holes:  From Einstein to Gamma Ray Bursts"


2007

Michael Turner, University of Chicago
"The Dark Side of the Universe"


2006

Scott Ransom, NRAO-Charlottesville
"The Stellar Undead"


2005

Jeff Hester, Arizona State University,
"From the Big Bang to Big Brains:  the Evolution of Structure in the Universe"


2004

Paul Butler, Carnegie Institute,
"Extrasolar Planets:  a First Reconnaissance"


2003

Prasun Desai, NASA Langley,
"Mars Exploration in the Coming Decade"


2002

Steve Murray, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / Chandra,
"X-ray Astronomy Comes of Age:  the Chandra x-ray Observatory View of the Cosmos"

2001

Jay Bergstralh, NASA Langley,
"The Galilean Satellites of Jupiter"

2000
Virginia Trimble, Univ. Cal-Irvine / Univ. Maryland
"Cosmology:  Man's Place in the Universe"
1999

Robert Kirshner, Harvard-Smitshonian Center for Astrophysics,
"The Universe:  Big, Old, and Accelerating"

1998
John Wood, NASA Goddard,
"Resolution:  Latest Results from the Hubble Space Telescope"
1997
Bruce Carney, UNC-Chapel Hill,
"How Old is Our Universe?"

Last update 10/03/2014