Astronomy Lecture Series
Since 2002, the Carnegie Observatories has organized an annual series of four public lectures on current astronomical topics.  These lectures are given by staff astronomers and postdoctoral researchers from the Carnegie Observatories, as well as from other prominent astronomy research institutions.  The lectures are geared to the general public and are free, and last for approximately one hour, followed by a brief question and answer period. All four lectures are held at Rothenberg Hall at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California. There is ample free parking on site. Doors open at 7:00 PM, and all lectures start at 7:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served before each lecture. 
Admission is free, however due to limited space, tickets are required for admission. Free tickets for the Series will be available starting on Wednesday, February 15, on the Carnegie Observatories' and the Huntington's websites: and   


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Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Supernovae are cosmic explosions where a single star can become as bright as a billion stars combined. Even though supernovae are crucial to the Universe, including producing the elements...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

The formation of galaxies like our Milky Way involves gravity, dark matter, gases, star formation, and stellar explosions. Theoretical astrophysics is now revealing this complex process by using...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

How do we find planets orbiting stars other than our Sun? How do we know what they’re made of, or if they’re Earth-like?  Dr. Teske will discuss how exoplanets’ composition is “inherited” from...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

We have sought to understand the internal workings of stars for as long as we have done astronomy, with the Sun as our first and best-studied star. Today, the technique of “asteroseismology” has...