Past Meeting Speakers


Astronomical! The Size of the Universe

Ed Pieret (SMCAS Board & VP)

December 1, 2023


The LSST Camera

Hannah Pollek (SLAC)

November 3, 2023

Announcement


Studying Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Thomas Greene (NASA Astrophysicist)

October 6, 2023

Announcement


PixInsight Post-processing Basics

Frank Seminaro (SMCAS Board)

September 1, 2023


Getting Started with a Dobsonian Telescope

Kevin Simpson (SMCAS Board)

May 5, 2023

Announcement


Art and Science

Prof. Mohsen Janatpour (CSM)

April 7, 2023

Announcement


Exploration of Mars for Habitable Environments and Life

Dr. David Des Marais (Space Scientist, NASA Astrobiology Institute)

March 3, 2023

Announcement


Planetarium Show:

The Night Sky 2023 plus Full Dome Video: Voyager – the Never Ending Story

Professor Darryl Stanford (CSM)

February 3, 2023

Announcement


Introduction to Astrophotography

Frank Seminaro (SMCAS Board)

December 2, 2022

Announcement


Citizen Astronomy with the Unistellar Network: Asteroids, Exoplanets & Education

Dr. Franck Marchis (SETI, Unistellar)

November 4, 2022

Announcement


Discovering Wonders of the Night Sky

Dr. Norman Nasise (CEO, Star Chaserz)

October 2, 2022

Announcement


Diving into Dark Matter

Dr. Fedja Kadribasic (Stanford/KIPAC)

September 9, 2022

Announcement


Extraterrestrial Life and Where to Find It

Dr. Xinnan Du (SLAC/KIPAC)

April 1, 2022

Announcement


How Galaxies Die

Dr. Philip Mansfield (Stanford/KIPAC)

March 4, 2022

Announcement


VIPER: A Next Great Leap in Mapping Water on the Moon

Dr. Kimberly Ennico-Smith (NASA)

February 11, 2022

Announcement


The James Webb Space Telescope: Great Science Will be Launching Soon!

Dr. Thomas Greene (NASA Ames)

December 10, 2021

Announcement


From Astrometry to Discovery

Dr. Wei-Chun Jao (Georgia State University)

November 19, 2021

Announcement


Resolving the Local Universe with the Hubble and James Webb Telescopes

Dr. Dan Weisz (UC Berkeley)

May 15, 2021

Announcement


Searching for the Darkest Galaxies: Ultra-Faint Dwarfs as Dark Matter Laboratories

Ethan Nadler (Carnegie Theoretical Astrophysics Center)

April 17, 2021

Announcement


SOFIA: Past, Present, and Future

Dr. Dana Backman (SETI Institute)

February 20, 2021

Announcement


The Life Cycle of Stars

Chanan Greenberg

January 23, 2021


As long as the Sun Shines

Chanan Greenberg

December 20, 2020


Here Come the Suns

Dr. Lea Hirsch (KIPAC / Stanford)

November 14, 2020

Announcement


Fantasy Flight to the Moon

Robert Garfinkle (FRAS, author)

September 10, 2020

Announcement


Satellite Galaxies and Dwarfs in the Local Group

Dr. Ekta Patel (UC Berkeley)

February 7, 2020

Announcement


Speakers from 2016 to 2019.

Speakers from 2001 to 2015.