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Public Science Lecture Series

Public Science Lecture Series

Hosted by Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences, the Public Lecture Series is an evening lecture on a topic of general interest in science. After the lecture, attendees are invited to visit the Olin Physical Sciences Building rooftop to view the stars from the Ortega telescope, weather permitting. 



Lectures are typically held 4th Friday of each month during the academic year.

Fall 2019

August 23, Dr. Jérémy Riousset, Florida Institute of Technology.

Martian Lightning: Life Spark or Death Stroke?

September 27, Dr. Toby Daly-Engel, Florida Institute of Technology

SHARKS: Research, conservation, and the Myth of the Shark Attack

October 25, Kenneth J. Ernandes, M. Eng, Forida Institute of Technology & L3Harris Technologies

Educational Participation in Huma Space Flight: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

November 22, Dr. Steven Lazarus, Florida Institute of Technology

Spring 2020

January 24, Dr. Christopher Bennett, University of Central Florida.

The origin of life from the interstellar medium to life on Earth

February 28, Dr. Todd J. Henry, Georgia State University

Exploring the Nearest Stars

March 27, TBD

April 28th, Dr. Adrienne Dove, University of Central Florida


8:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. - Lecture.
9:00 p.m - 10:30 p.m. - Public observatory open house, weather permitting.

Locations and Parking

F. W. Olin Engineering Complex, auditorium room 118 (lecture).

F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building, 4th floor accessed via elevator (public observatory open house, weather permitting).

Once on campus, the nearest parking is on "Engineering Street" and in the "Panther Place".

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