In honor of this year’s Sturm Lecture, we will be observing the Sun all day on the lawn outside Usdan center on 3/27 (or 3/26 if the weather doesn’t look great for 3/27). We will observe at visible wavelengths with our 10″ telescope and with our new Coronado H-alpha telescope, as well as our solar spectrograph. Students and faculty from the Astronomy Department will be on hand to answer your questions about the Sun.
Then join us at 8pm on 3/27 in the Daniel Family Common (3rd floor of Usdan) for the Sturm Lecture by Dr. Alan Title, Director and Senior Fellow of Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin, and Professor of Physics, Stanford University. His talk is entitled “Making the Invisible Sun Visible”. Following his talk, we will observe other celestial objects through the 16″ and 20″ telescopes at Van Vleck Observatory. As with all events hosted by the Astronomy Department, this event is free of charge and open to the public.