Category: Lectures

Light:  Our Window to the Universe with Rose Gibson

We’re all familiar with light! Rose Gibson, graduate student in astronomy at Columbia University, surveyed the electromagnetic spectrum, and how we detect and make use of each part of it to learn about the cosmos. Find out more here!

The 100 Earths Project

The 100 Earths Project is, simply put, a search for 100 Earth-like planets in the Sun’s neighborhood.  Despite its straightforward description, this quest is not an easy one, and presents some serious engineering problems to today’s technology. Find out more from this lecture!

Is Venus by Mars?

Find out why we are so obsessed with life on Mars when Venus may be a better choice for life, with Martha Gilmore.

Ultraviolet Universe with Steven Mohammed

Ultraviolet light is known for its use in detecting counterfeit money, fluorescing rocks and bug zappers, as well as causing sunburn. But UV light can also give us a different view of the universe via space telescopes designed to function in that part of the spectrum. At Columbia University’s Pupin Hall on November 2nd, Steven Mohammed summarized the history and science of ultraviolet astronomy.