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2020 Schedule

Silicon Valley Lecture Series

Silicon Valley Lecture Series Schedule

Due to COVID-19, the SVAL series is on hold. However, we the series has a rich history of audio and video recordings to enjoy while you shelter in place.

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture series is held on a Wednesday at 7 pm at Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Admission is free, $3 parking fee. Arrive early to locate parking.

Foothill College is just off the El Monte Road exit from Freeway 280 in Los Altos. 

Directions and parking 

Campus map

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7 pm, Dr. Eliot Quataert, of the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on:

”What Does a Black Hole Look Like: How We Got our First Picture”

Cancelled: Wednesday, March 4, Dr. Phil Marshall of SLAC and Stanford, will talk on the Vera Rubin Observatory (formerly known as LSST): The Most Comprehensive Survey of the Sky Ever Undertaken