Since the COVID pandemic began in March 2020, we have moved the Stargazing Lecture series to YouTube Live, where we now hold them virtually one Friday evening a month. These events still consist of a 30-minute science lecture, followed by 90 minutes of Q&A with an expert panel of scientists. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold in-person stargazing during the pandemic, but we do provide an update and visualization of astronomical targets viewable in the evening sky. We are hopeful to begin meeting again in person in the Astronomy Department at Caltech when it is safe to do so.
These events are open to all and held at the level of a layperson with no science background. Children are welcome to join, although some of the material may be a little bit advanced, depending on the topic of the month. All events are recorded and able to be viewed on our Past Events page and on our YouTube Channel going back to 2016.
7:00PM PDT -- Announcements & Virtual Stargazing
7:10PM PDT -- Lecture Begins
7:40PM PDT -- Q&A Panel Begins
9:00PM PDT -- End of Event