Astronomy of the 21st Century

All lectures are on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., 1800 Dow Chemistry Building, 930 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor. Lectures followed by telescope viewing at Angell Hall Observatory.

Several lectures in the "Astronomy of the 21st Century" Distinguished Speaker series are now available in the Deep Blue Archive and on iTunesU at

Click on Event Title to learn more about each lecture and speaker.

January 23

Witnessing the Formation of Galaxies: Violence in the Young Universe

Charles C. Steidel
California Institute of Technology
Orren C. Mohler Prize Lecture

February 6

A Revolution in Planetary Science: The Three-Zoned Solar System

S. Alan Stern
Former NASA Associate Administrator

February 20

Unveiling a Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Andrea Ghez
University of California at Los Angeles
2008 MacArthur Fellow

March 13

Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity

Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.
Princeton University
1993 Nobel Prize winner

April 3

The Future of our Universe: From the 21st Century to the End

Fred C. Adams
University of Michigan
1996 Warner Prize winner

Presented by the Department of Astronomy, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, and the Student Astronomical Society, and sponsored by the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, the University Activities Center, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.







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Winter 2009 Theme Semester is co-sponsored by the Department of Astronomy
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