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AstroFest 2018 - Saturday 14 July 2018 from 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM Davey Laboratory,
Date: 14 July 2018
Penn State’s popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night
AstroFest 2018 - Friday 13 July 2018 from 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM Davey Laboratory,
Date: 13 July 2018
Penn State’s popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night
AstroFest 2018 - Thursday 12 July 2018 from 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM Davey Laboratory,
Date: 12 July 2018
Penn State’s popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night
AstroFest 2018 11 July 2018 from 08:30 PM to 11:30 PM Davey Laboratory,
Date: 11 July 2018
Penn State’s popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night
Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss presents "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves" on April 18, 2018 18 April 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State University Park,
Date: 18 April 2018
Rainer Weiss, a 2017 Physics Nobel Laureate, will present the Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Freeman Auditorium, 117 HUB-Robeson Center, on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves," will highlight the discovery for which he received his Nobel Prize.
Friedman Lecture in Astronomy 10 April 2018 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 10 April 2018
Joseph Masiero, a staff scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give a free presentation titled "You Can't Make a Solar System without Breaking a Few Asteroids."
Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture: “One Way Forward for Official Statistics in the New Data World” 27 March 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory,
Date: 27 March 2018
Social statistician Robert M. Groves, executive vice president and provost of Georgetown University and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau will present two free, public lectures as part of the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures on March 26 and 27 at the Penn State University Park campus. He will present a specialized lecture in statistics and sociology, titled “One Way Forward for Official Statistics in the New Data World,” at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in 117 Osmond Laboratory.
Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lecture: “Promoting Evidence-Based Policymaking at the National Level” 26 March 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 102 Thomas Building,
Date: 26 March 2018
Social statistician Robert M. Groves, executive vice president and provost of Georgetown University and former director of the U.S. Census Bureau will present two free, public lectures as part of the 2018 Clifford C. Clogg Memorial Lectures. He will present a lecture intended for a general audience, titled “Promoting Evidence-Based Policymaking at the National Level,” at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in 102 Thomas Building.
Chemerda Lectures in Science: "High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities" 15 March 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 104 Thomas Building,
Date: 15 March 2018
Larry A. Wasserman, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present the 2018 John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science on March 14 and 15 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science. Wasserman will present a scientific lecture titled, “High Dimensional Multinomials and Unsmooth Densities,” at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, in 104 Thomas Building.
Chemerda Lectures in Science: "The Greatest Debate in the History of Science" 14 March 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 102 Thomas Building,
Date: 14 March 2018
Larry A. Wasserman, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present the 2018 John M. Chemerda Lectures in Science on March 14 and 15 on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science. Wasserman will give a public lecture intended for a general audience titled, “The Greatest Debate in the History of Science,” at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14, in 102 Thomas Building.
Marker Lecture in Genetic Engineering 13 March 2018 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 13 March 2018
Fred M. Winston, John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, will present a specialized lecture, titled "Factors that Control Transcriptional Accuracy and Chromatin Integrity."
Marker Lecture in Genetic Engineering 12 March 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 12 March 2018
Fred M. Winston, John Emory Andrus Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture intended for the general audience, titled "Using Yeast Genetics to Study Gene Expression."
Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #6 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn how to look for signs of alien life 24 February 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 24 February 2018
"How to Look for a Signs of Alien Life" is the title of the next and final lecture in the 2018 edition of the free public minicourse, the "Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science." On February 24, Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor and director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University, will reveal how scientists are using the most advanced new tools on Earth to learn how we can identify the first habitable worlds beyond our solar system. Her lecture begins at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology 20 February 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 20 February 2018
Anne Stone, Regents' Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, will present a specialized lecture, titled "What does dental calculus tell us about diet, pathogens, and population history?: Preliminary results from the chimpanzees of Gombe."
Marker Lectures in Evolutionary Biology 19 February 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 19 February 2018
Anne Stone, Regents' Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, will present a lecture intended for a general audience, titled "Tracking a killer: Using ancient DNA to understand the evolutionary history of tuberculosis."
Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #5 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn how scientists are trying to begin solving the mystery of how often critical factors combine on other planets to create liveable conditions 17 February 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 17 February 2018
"What makes a planet habitable?" is the title of the next lecture in the 2018 edition of the free public minicourse, the "Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science." On February 7, James Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State, will describe the latest research about habitable planets beyond our own solar system. His lecture in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed at 12:30 p.m. by an opportunity to obtain an autographed copy of a book authored by Kasting in the lobby of 100 Thomas Building, hosted by the Penn State Bookstore.
Lectures on the Frontiers of Science #4 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn the latest research about the birth of habitable planets 10 February 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 10 February 2018
"The Birth of Habitable Planets" is the title of the lecture on February 10 in the 2018 edition of the free public minicourse, the "Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science." Penn State Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Rebekah Dawson will give a guided tour of whether emerging solar systems could give birth -- or not -- to planets that could support life. Her lecture begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, Lecture #3 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? Learn the latest research on February 3 03 February 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 03 February 2018
"Choose Your Own Adventure: Planet Edition" is the title of the next lecture in the 2018 edition of the free public minicourse, the "Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science." On February 3, Sarah Ballard, a Torres Fellow, L'Oreal Fellow, and Postdoctoral Scholar in Exoplanetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will describe the latest research about the planets beyond our own solar system that are most likely to have the right conditions for supporting life. Her lecture, "Chose Your Own Adventure: Planet Edition, begins at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, Lecture #2 -- Is There Life on Other Planets? 27 January 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 27 January 2018
The hunt is on at Penn State to find truly Earth-like planets orbiting the closest stars to the Sun. On January 27, you can hear Penn State's Suvrath Mahadevan, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics, give an insider's tour of the hunt for planets that are capable of supporting life, including exciting new research efforts led by Penn State scientists. His lecture, "New Tools for Finding the Closest Earth-Like Planets, begins at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- Is There Life on Other Planets? 20 January 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 20 January 2018
This free public minicourse on six consecutive Saturday mornings begins on January 20 with a lecture by John Johnson, professor of astronomy and director of graduate studies at Harvard University. His lecture, "Is there Life on Other Planets?" begins at 11:00 a.m. and will end at about 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park Campus. After the lecture, he will be available to sign copies of his book, "How Do You Find An Exoplanet?"

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