Public Lecture Series

Astronomy & Astrophysics Group & Abrams Planetarium

Department of Physics & Astronomy



This FREE public lecture series held at the Abrams Planetarium surveys the latest developments in astronomy.  Astronomical Horizons is offered by MSU’s Center for the Study of Cosmic Evolution, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Abrams Planetarium.   All programs begin at 7:30pm. This is the program for the 2012-2013 academic year.

OCT 18: Pluto and Other Non-planets:    Prof. Ed Loh

NOV 15: The World's Greatest Telescopes: Past, Present, and Future:  Prof. Mark Voit     

JAN 17:  Stellar Life After Death: Violent Explosions on White Dwarf Stars:    Dr. Laura Chomiuk  

FEB 21:  Black Holes and Globular Clusters: Sparkling Hosts of Frozen Stars:  Prof. Jay Strader   

MAR 21: Comets: Icy Wayfarers from the Outer Solar System: Prof. Ed Brown  

APR 18: The Multitude of Planets Beyond Our Solar System: Prof. Horace Smith