The University of Toledo Astronomers' Lecture Series

Wednesdays, usually the second
Wednesday of the month

7:30 PM

Ritter Planetarium,
The University of Toledo Main Campus

Open to the public, admission free

Suggested donation to Ritter Planetarium: $5 general, $2 students, or what is affordable

Each lecture will be followed by a short planetarium show and (weather permitting) viewing at one of our telescopes.

Plenty of evening parking is available for $1.50 in the visitor lot adjacent to McMaster Hall.

Sponsored by: Ritter Planetarium-Brooks Observatory, the Ritter Astrophysical Research Center, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo



This year's lecture series was a success!

See you next year!


Schedule of Past Lectures

November 14, 2007 Karen Bjorkman

Professor of Astronomy and
Associate Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
"'Dancing' with the Stars - What Are We Learning about Circumstellar Disks?" Artist's concept of the binary star Phi Persei
December 12, 2007 Tom Megeath

Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Infrared View of the Orion Nebula, a Stellar Nursery "Star Birth and Star Death in the Constellation of Orion"
January 16, 2008 The Constellation Cygnus Nancy Morrison

Professor of Astronomy
Director, Ritter Observatory
Director, Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory
"The Stars and Ritter Observatory"
February 13, 2008 Steven Federman

Professor of Astronomy
"The Origin of the Elements" X-Ray View of the Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
March 12, 2008 Rupali Chandar

Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Hubble Space Telescope image of the spiral galaxy M74
"Archaeology in Space -- Digging for Clues to the Birth of Galaxies"
April 9, 2008 JD Smith

Assistant Professor of Astronomy
"A Separate Light:
New Views of Galaxies, Near and Far"
Spitzer infrared image of the galaxy M51 and its companion

Image credits: Nov. 14, Bill Pounds; Dec. 12, NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (University of Toledo) & M. Robberto (STScI); Jan. 16, James Kaler; Feb. 13, NASA/CXC/MIT/UMass Amherst/M.D.Stage et al.; Mar. 12, NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Apr. 9, NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Kennicutt (Univ. of Arizona)/DSS

Contact Nancy Morrison with comments or questions. Latest update to this page: 4/23/08