7:30 pm Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm Lecture
9:00 pm Stargazing at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting
This year's John N. Bahcall lecture will be given by Dr. Rainer Weiss. Among his many achievements in cosmology and gravitational-wave astrophysics, Dr. Weiss is a co-founder and intellectual spirit of the LIGO consortium of MIT and Caltech. LIGO successfully detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes, a marvelous achievement and demonstration of cooperative scientific and engineering ingenuity.
Telescopic viewing will be available after the lecture in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting.
The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Request tickets using the form below.
This program is part of the John N. Bahcall Lecture Series, which is organized and sponsored by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Hubble Space Telescope Project/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.