Astronomy Lecture Series

The Carnegie Observatories is proud to partner with The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for the 16th season of the Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series. The season includes four talks by astronomers from Carnegie and other research institutions. The Lectures are designed to share the excitement of current astronomical research with science enthusiasts from the general public. Please join us for the 2018 series in this beautiful venue.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Lecture will be preceded by a brief musical performance by students from The Colburn School. Lecture will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Directions are available here.


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Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
What is the Universe made of? We can peer millions of years into the past in the night sky, yet we barely understand just 5 percent—the “regular” matter that we can see. In the...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
The formation of our Solar System was a chaotic collapse of gas and dust into the Sun, planets, asteroids, and comets we have today, punctuated by catastrophic collisions between these forming bodies...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sound waves propagating through the Universe only 400,000 years after the Big Bang now offer some of our most-precise measures of the composition and history of the Universe. In the last decade, we...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:15pm
As Carl Sagan once said, "We are made of star stuff." However, each element has its own astronomical origins story. Elements are created everywhere from the centers of stars, to supernovae...