Astronomy Talks and Events
Welcome to the Astronomy Talks and Events page! Take a look though the following links for information on talks, meetings, and stargazing opportunities! (If you would like to receive weekly announcements listing our upcoming talks, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Department Talks and Public Lectures
- Open House at the Observatory - Meets on the 5th and 20th of each month. A list of all currently scheduled Open House talks is available here.
- Upcoming Seminars - A list of all astronomy seminars in the next 10 days.
- Department Colloquia - Schedule for the current semester. Held on Wednesdays at 4:05pm in CSS 2400. (Info for hosts)
- LMA/CARMA Seminar Series - Schedule for the current semester. Intermittent; schedule varies.
- Planetary Astronomy Lunchtime Series - Schedule for the current semester. Usually held on Mondays in CSS 1250.
- Better Astronomy for a New Generation (BANG!) Series - Schedule for the current semester. Usually held on Thursdays from 4-5pm in PSC 1136.
- Theory Lunches - Schedule for the current semester. Usually held on Mondays from 11am-noon in PSC 1136.
- Graduate Journal Club - Meets most Mondays while classes are in session at 4:30-5:00pm in the library. Open to all department members.
- Hot Papers on astro-ph (hp-astro-ph) - Meets most Fridays at 2:00-2:30pm in the library. Open to all department members.
NASA-Goddard Colloquia & Seminars
(Note that a security badge is required to enter the grounds of NASA/Goddard.)
Other Notable Lecture Series
- Exploring Space Lecture Series (National Air and Space Museum)
- Smithsonian's Stars (National Air and Space Museum)
In addition to the regular public Open House sessions (see above), the UMD Observatory also holds other public programs such as New Telescope Owner Nights, Learn the Sky Nights and special observing sessions. Details are posted on the Observatory webpages.
The department also participates in the annual campus wide open house called Maryland Day. We hope to see you there!
The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre maintains a database of worldwide astronomy meetings.
Past Department Events
- Past Colloquia - A list of all Astronomy Department weekly colloquia since 1996.
- October Astrophysics Conference - The October Astrophysics Conference in Maryland was a series of topical conferences that was arranged each autumn from 1990 to 2006 by scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland.