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 A Noise Within, the theater located at 3352 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107 (just north of the 210 Freeway, use the Madre Street exit). 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.
Registration is strongly recommended.