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Current Schedule - Now Live, Always Recorded

Silicon Valley Lecture Series

Silicon Valley Lecture Series Schedule

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures (SVAL) series resumed Live online in the Fall of 2020, and is back for another virtual season. All lectures are live streamed as well as recorded to view at your convenience on the SVAL YouTube channel.

2021 - 2022 Season

Click on blue dates for recordings, post lecture.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 --   Dr. Sandra Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz)

"Do Humans Have What It Takes to Thrive in This Universe?"

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022 -- Dr. Charles Lineweaver, Australian National University

"Cosmobiology: Recent progress in Cosmology, Exoplanets, and the Astrobiological Prerequisites for Life"

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022-- Dr. Adam Burgasser, University of California, San Diego

"Dark Star: The Invisible Universe of Brown Dwarfs"

Wednesday, Feb. 9 , 2022 -- Dr. Michelle Thaller, NASA Goddard will give a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture on:

“Living with a Star: Creating and Maintaining a Life-Friendly Planet, in Our Solar System and Others"

Wednesday, Nov 17th, 2021 - Dr. Jim Bell of Arizona State University will give a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture on:

”Postcards from Mars: The Latest from the International Armada of Robot Explorers"

Wednesday, Oct 20th, 2021  Dr. Emily Levesque of the University of Washington will give a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture on:  

”The Last Stargazers: Behind the Scenes in Astronomy”




Due to COVID-19, the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture (SVAL) series is currently online. This popular series can be viewed via Live Streaming and Recorded Lectures on the SVAL YouTube Channel.