Open House Schedule Spring 2006
The Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park hosts Open Houses at the UMD Observatory on the 5th and the 20th of every month. On Open House evenings a guest speaker will give approximately a half hour talk about a topic in astronomy. The talk is followed by viewing of celestial objects through the observatory's telescopes, weather permitting. If weather does not permit viewing, the talk will still go on as scheduled.
(download a copy of the Spring 2006 Speaker schedule)
- Thursday, January 5, 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Warner on "2006 Astro Events"
- Friday, January 20, 8:00 pm
Rachel Kuzio de Naray on "Behind the Scenes: The Nightlife of an Astronomer"
- Sunday, February 5, 8:00 pm
W.T. Bridgman on "Dealing with Creationism in Astronomy"
- Monday, February 20, 8:00 pm
Jane Gilhooly on "Life in the Universe"
- Sunday, March 5, 8:00 pm
Ke Zhang on "Exo-planets, the other worlds"
- Monday, March 20, 8:00 pm
Dr. Bhaswati Mookerjea on "The Infrared Universe"
- Wednesday, April 5, 8:00 pm
Dr. Melissa Hayes-Gehrke on "Galaxy Collisions"
- Thursday, April 20, 8:00 pm
Dr. Derek Richardson on "Strange New (Small) Worlds"