Current and Upcoming Talks

As we have since the start of the pandemic, the Department of Astronomy will continue to hold its astrophysics seminars jointly with the University of California San Diego’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The seminars will include a mix of in-person, as well as virtual, talks, with all talks available to watch live through Zoom.  The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  In-person talks take place on the UCSD campus in the Science and Education Research Facility (SERF), Room 383, and SDSU students and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend — SERF-383 is just a short walk from the UCSD trolley stop, which makes for convenient access via trolley from SDSU.  See this link for the schedule of speakers and Zoom connection information.

Past Talks (Pre-Pandemic)

The San Diego State University Department of Astronomy has a joint colloquium series with the Department of Physics. Here, we list colloquia that are part of this series that are of specific relevance to astronomy, along with other departmental talks. Please click on the links (when available) for detailed information about each talk.

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 (2:00 PM in Room P-244): Virtual Reality Demonstration, Mr. Gur Windmiller (SDSU)
  • Friday, April 29, 2016 (7:30 PM in Room GMCS-333): John D. Schopp Memorial Lecture, Prof. Rudi Lindner (University of Michigan) “From Berlin to Dallas: The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Cosmology in the
    Twentieth Century
  • Friday, January 8, 2016 (3:00 PM in Room PA-215): Colloquium (4 short talks) — Prof. Nader Haghighipour (IfA), Dr. Veselin Kostov (Goddard), Dr. Billy Quarles (U. Nebraska at Kearney), and Prof. Daniel Fabrycky (U. Chicago) 
    “A Four-Part Circumbinary Planet Medley”