Public Lectures

We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 LASP Public Lecture Series. The schedule is below and lectures will be added as they are finalized.

  • Free
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • First Wednesdays, October-May, except January (unless otherwise noted)

For more information, or to sign up for public lecture notifications, contact the LASP Office of Communications and Outreach at epomail@lasp.colorado.edu.

Videos of past public lectures, since 2018, can be viewed on the LASP YouTube channel.



Featured Public Event


Current Schedule:

Looking at the Sun to protect us on Earth: The GOES Satellite Program

Looking at the Sun to protect us on Earth: The GOES Satellite Program
Speaker:   Frank Eparvier
Date:   Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
Time:   7:00-8:00pm
Location:   Zoom (Video on this lecture's webpage)

Abstract:
 

In this talk, GOES scientist and EXIS instrument lead Frank Eparvier will discuss the GOES satellite program, the upcoming launch scheduled for March 1, the source and impacts of space weather and LASP’s role in protecting Earth from its harmful effects.

How CU students operate NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)

How CU students operate NASA’s  Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)
Speaker:   Darren Osborne
Date:   Wednesday, May 04, 2022
Time:   7:00-8:00
Location:   Zoom (video on this lecture's webpage)

Abstract:
 

In this talk, a panel of LASP student and staff mission operators will discuss their role in IXPE’s mission to measure cosmic X-rays from astronomical objects like nebulae, quasars, and black holes as well as discuss LASP’s Mission Operations Center and the unique role that CU students play to control the spacecraft and instruments.