Past Fall Astronomy Day Lectures at GTCC


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-Smithonian 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?"