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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

Wednesday, Feb. 9 , 2022 at 7pm (PDT) -- 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" 

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Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022-- Dr. Adam Burgasser, University of California, San Diego -- on brown dwarfs and other objects at the very edge of stardom

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022 -- Dr. Charles Lineweaver, from the Australian National University -- one of my favorite iconoclasts in astronomy -- topic TBA

Wednesday, Nov 17th, 2021 at 7pm (PDT) 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 at 7 pm (PDT), 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.