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TJO Evening Public Talk Schedule and Topics

The majority of the talks of the open house season are given by undergraduates at the University of Washington, individuals who are either majoring in physics and astronomy or are in other majors but really enthusiastic about astronomy. The level of the talks varies with the topic. Some are geared more to the younger visitors; most are geared for high school level. Please come and lend your support. By being in the audience you will be taking part in the educational program at the U of W.

2014 Observing Season and Open Houses at Jacobsen Observatory

Reservations are strongly recommended for the talks as the TJO classroom holds only 45 people. All visitors are welcome to come and tour the observatory and view the night sky if clear. The Seattle Astronomical Society members will be on hand to answer questions.


Please note that if a talk has filled and while the talk is going on, you do not need a reservation to still tour the Observatory, talk with SAS members in the dome, and look through telescopes if clear. On crowded nights, reservations are needed for going up to the dome after the talk has finished. Individuals with reservations for the talk automatically get a group number for going up to the dome, distributed in the order the reservations were made.

  • July 16 9:00 pm Anya Raj "Extra-Terrestrial Volcanism" Earth is not the only planet in the solar system blowing off a little lava and steam. Anya will cover the rest of the volcanism (rocky and cryovolcanism) in other worlds. This talk is currently full, with a current wait list of 10 people.
  • August 6 9:00 pm TBD
  • August 20 9:00 pm TBD
  • September 3 8:00 pm TBD
  • September 17 8:00 pm TBD
  • October 1 7:00 pm Dr. Ana Larson "You Are the First Kid on Mars"
  • October 15 7:00 pm TBD

2014 Schedule

Month1st Weds3rd WedsHours
April2168 - 10 pm
May7219 - 11 pm
June4189 - 11 pm
July2169 - 11 pm
August6209 - 11 pm
September3178 - 10 pm
October1157 - 9 pm
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