Physics and Space Sciences
Public Science Lecture Series
In our monthly public Science Lecture Series we host an evening lecture on a topic of general interest in science in the auditorium Olin Engineering Complex (room EC 118, see map below) on the 4th Friday of each month during the academic year. The lectures are at 8 p.m., and are followed at 9 p.m. by a public viewing session at the campus observatory on the roof of the Olin Physical Sciences Building (weather permitting).
Check out previous lectures at FIT's iTunes University site. Click on the Community Login, and find us in the "Research and Lectures" section (iTunes required). Or, if you don't have iTunes, you can just visit our channel at youtube.com/fitastro and stream the videos in your browser.
Sign up for email reminders of upcoming lectures (click here)
"Black holes, quasars and the evolution of galaxies"
Fri Jan 24, 2014
Prof. Clive Tadhunter
The University of Sheffield, UK.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Dr. Catherine Neish
Florida Institute of Technology
Want even more astronomy?
We now have the Melbourne Astronomical Society for local-area amateur astronomers (including students) to meet, discuss science and equipment, tips and techniques. If you'd like to join us for monthly meetings and meet other local-area amateur astronomers, please sign up for the MAS mailing list. We're meeting on the same nights as the Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. in the Physical Sciences building room 144 (the first floor towards the south doors).
Once on campus, park in the lot adjacent to the buildings marked 1 or 2. Talks will take place in the building marked 1 (Olin Engineering Complex Auditorium, room EC 118). Observing will take place on the roof of the building marked 2 (Physical Sciences Building) weather permitting.