Public Lectures

We are pleased to announce the return of our public lectures—virtually at this time—beginning on October 7.  (Note: New time, 7:00-8:00pm)

Please see below for the current schedule of our Fall 2020 LASP Public Webinar Series. Additional webinars will be listed as they are finalized.

Useful information for attending our webinars:

  • Free and open to the public
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar (Click Here to register for December lecture)
  • First Wednesdays, October-May (unless otherwise noted)

For more information, contact the LASP Office of Communications and Outreach at epomail@lasp.colorado.edu.

Videos of the 2018-2020 Public Lecture Series and other seasons can be viewed on the LASP YouTube channel.



Featured Public Event


Current Schedule:

The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)—2003 to 2020: Understanding the Role of Our Sun in Climate

The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)—2003 to 2020: Understanding the Role of Our Sun in Climate
Speaker:   Gary Rottman
Date:   Wednesday, Oct 07, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom (Video link is on the this lecture's webpage. Click title above.)

Abstract:
 

Gary Rottman—LASP scientist from 1972-2005 and the first SORCE principal investigator from 1989-2005—will discuss LASP’s decades of solar science missions and the contribution of SORCE to the critical, continuous solar data record. Rottman directed the development, launch, and early operations of SORCE until his retirement in 2005. [Full abstract on lecture web page.]

New Earth-climate measurements from space: the Libera mission

New Earth-climate measurements from space: the Libera mission
Speaker:   Peter Pilewskie
Date:   Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom (Video link to come on this lecture's webpage. Click title above.)

Abstract:
 

In this presentation, Libera principal investigator and LASP scientist Peter Pilewskie will discuss the Libera mission objectives and expected improvements in the understanding of Earth’s radiative energy budget and climate. [Full abstract on lecture web page.]

Machine Learning at LASP: How we train computers to identify patterns in space data

Machine Learning at LASP: How we train computers to identify patterns in space data
Speaker:   Wendy Carande
Date:   Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom (Registration link is on this lecture's webpage. Click title above.)

Abstract:
 

LASP software engineer Wendy Carande will discuss how machine learning is applied to the data collected at LASP. From predicting when a large solar flare is likely to occur to identifying outliers in telemetry data, machine learning has become a valuable tool for many LASP projects, but it has also presented challenges that will be explored.​ [Full abstract on lecture web page.]

Juno update at Jupiter: What’s happening to the Great Red Spot?

Juno update at Jupiter: What’s happening to the Great Red Spot?
Speaker:   Fran Bagenal
Date:   Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom

Abstract:
 

SPECIAL JANUARY LECTURE
(Abstract to come)

Do habitable worlds require magnetic fields?

Do habitable worlds require magnetic fields?
Speaker:   David Brain
Date:   Wednesday, Feb 03, 2021
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom. Registration link to come.

Abstract:
 

Abstract to come