Category: Lectures

Dwarf Galaxies Near Us

In the May 2021 AAA lecture, “Getting to Know the Neighbors: Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe” Katherine Rhode of Indiana University discussed her

2021-2022 Lecture Series

Hello fellow amateur astronomers! I am proud to announce that the new lecture season is at hand. On October 12th, the first lecture of the

Alex Teachey, Exomoon Hunter

On December 13, 2019, the AAA hosted a presentation in the Kaufmann Theater of the AMNH by Alex Teachey, entitled “Exomoons: Kepler’s Hidden Gems.”  Teachey

Einstein’s Shadow with Seth Fletcher

What’s the world’s most famous photograph of 2019 to date?  If you’re reading this, you almost certainly chose the image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87, revealed to us on April 10.

The Grand Tour with Dr. David Helfand

The event may have been listed as The Grand Tour, but a more accurate title would be The Grand Tour de Force.  On May 31, Dr. David Helfand performed an incredible feat:  to compress most of the basic concepts in astronomy into a single, coherent and highly entertaining lecture of 56 minutes.