Series of Astronomy Lectures Open to the Public – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Series of Astronomy Lectures Open to the Public

March 11, 1999

Geneva, NY — The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Department of Physics will “go public” this spring, when it offers one lecture each week from the Introductory Astronomy course to the public. These special public lectures will be given from 8 until 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Geneva Room, a lecture hall attached to the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. The lecturer on most evenings will be physics professor Larry Campbell. The lectures require no registration and the public is cordially invited to attend any lectures that interests them.

The schedule for the lectures is as follows:

March 31 – The Celestial Clock: Times and Seasons

April 7 – The Eclipsing Moon

April 14 – Remote Chemistry by Starlight

April 21 – The Sun and the Nature of Stars

April 28 – Galaxies

May 5 – Modern Theories of the Universe

Guest lecturer: Professor Ira Wasserman, professor of astronomy at Cornell University

May 12 – The Births and Deaths of Stars

May 19 – Supernovae, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes

May 26 – Venus and Mars

June 2 – Jupiter and Saturn

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