Science Lecture Series

The Spring 2019 Science Lecture Series has now concluded. Please check back here to learn more about the Fall 2019 Science Lecture Series as it develops.

The Science Lecture Series at Emera Astronomy Center will take place the second Thursday of each month and is a partnership project with the Maine Science Festival and will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around our state and use the digital planetarium to visualize these discoveries in a new dramatic and immersive way.

Tickets for planetarium programs are $6 for Adults, $5 for UMaine Students/Veterans/Senior Citizens, and $4 for children under 12. Click here to view our calendar.

Tickets are available online at http://astro.umaine.edu, by calling 581-1341, or at the box office.

 

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Future Speakers

Check back here in September to learn about our guests for the Fall 2019 Science Lecture Series!

Previous Speakers

September 2016
Dr. Elizabeth McGrath
A Walk Among Giants: Building the Largest Galaxies in the Universe

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October 2016
Dr. Caitlin Howell
Unlocking the Secrets of Proteins: The Rise of Cryo Electron Microscopy

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November 2016
Chuck Carter
Art and Science: Visualizing Complex Ideas for Everyone

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December 2016
Dr. Paul Mayewski
Journey Into Climate

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February 2017
Dr. Dean Astumian
How molecular motors work – insights from the machinist’s toolbox

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March 2017
Dr. Ali Abedi
Wireless Leak Detection for International Space Station

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April 2017
Dr. Henning Haack
Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System

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May 2017
Dr. Karissa Tilbury
From Lightsabers to Tricorders:
Harnessing Light for Biomedical Applications

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September 2017
Dr. Michaela Reagan
Potential Cancer Cures Leveraging 3D Tissue
Engineering and Bone Marrow Models

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December 2017
Dr. Dale Kocevski
The Big Bang and the Origin of Our Universe

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February  2018
Dr. Nicole Rausch
The Science of Wellness:  Why Your Doctor Continues to Insist You Sleep, Exercise, and Be Well

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March 2018
Dr. Bill Davids
Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator and Rusty Old Bridges

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April 2018
Dr. Jennifer Page
Aquatic chemical signaling: How understanding signals in the sea helps us address interdisciplinary challenges

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October 2018                                                                                                  Dr. Justin Lap
A Bright Energy Future: Powering Industry with Solar Heat

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November 2018
Dr. James W. Jarvis
Vaccines: Heroes or Villains (hint: it’s the first one)

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December 2018
Dr. Kristy Townsend
Remodeling in Our Brain and Nervous System:
Connections to Obesity and Diabetes

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January 2019
Danny Piper
Solar for ME!
The solar industry in Maine and beyond

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February 2019
Dr. Lauren Ross
Harnessing the power of the ocean currents

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March 2019
Dr. Alex Friess
Engineering in Sports

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April 2019
Dr. Grant Tremblay
Light from the Void: NASA’s Once & Future Great Observatories

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The Science Lecture Series at Emera Astronomy Center will take place the third Thursdays of each month and is a partnership project with the Maine Science Festival and will feature research from a variety of science disciplines from around our state and use the digital planetarium to visualize these discoveries in a new dramatic and immersive way.