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.

Upcoming Speakers

  • CANCELED - Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 pm
    Dr. Kazuyuki Sugimura on "The Birth of the First Stars in the Universe"
    MC: Milena Crnogorcevic

  • CANCELED - Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 pm
    Sam Crossley on "Understanding Asteroids through Meteorite Analogues"
    MC: Ramsey Karim

  • Friday, June 5, 9:00 pm
    Sara Frederick on "From Tantrums to Transformations: The Lives of Active Supermassive Black Holes"
    MC: Julian Marohnic

  • Saturday, June 20, 9:00 pm
    Dr. Jason Shuster on "Magnetic Reconnection: The Universe's Favorite Way to Make Things Explode!"
    MC: Harrison Agrusa

  • Sunday, July 5, 9:00 pm
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    MC: Alexander Dittmann

  • Monday, July 20, 9:00 pm
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    MC: Gabriel Grell

  • Wednesday, August 5, 9:00 pm
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    MC: Charlotte Ward

  • Thursday, August 20, 9:00 pm
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    MC: Jegug Ih