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Colloquium:

Colloquia are scheduled from 3:45 - 4:45 pm on Wednesdays in room 538 Davey Lab. Colloquia are preceded by refreshments at 3:30 and followed by a meeting with the students and then a dinner usually with the host and/or faculty and students if the host wishes. Typically, speakers begin their day in our department around 9:45, meeting with department members at approximately 1/2 hour intervals with a coffee break at 11:00 and lunch at noon.

Center for Exoplanet and Habitable Worlds (CEHW) Seminars:

The CEHW seminars are held on Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in room 538 Davey Lab. Typically, speakers begin their day in our department around 9:45, meeting with department members at approximately 1/2 hour intervals until 4:30 pm. There is a coffee break at 11:00, lunch at 1:00, and a dinner usually with the host and/or faculty and students if the host wishes.

Distinguished Lectures:

Friedman Lectures

  • This lecture series is used to promote the excitement of modern astronomical research within
    our community. It consists of one evening lecture held during the academic year for the general public.

John M. Chemerda Lectures

  • This is an endowed series of lectures held every few years where we invite an outstanding scientist to speak on subjects of their choice. The lectureship consists of one evening popular lecture and two professional (afternoon) seminars over a few days.

Russell Marker Lectures

  • This is an endowed series of lectures we hold once a year where we invite a highly distinguished scientist to give one evening popular lecture and two professional (afternoon) seminars over a few days.

Title and Abstract

We need the formal title of your talk and a short abstract as soon as possible, but no later than one month before your talk. This allows us time to have the talk announced in local calendars and to prepare press releases if applicable. For certain lectures, you may also be asked for a short bio and photo.

Your Host

You will be assigned a local host who will help you find your way around, arrange for the meals, and coordinate meetings with our faculty, researchers, and students.


A schedule of our talks can be viewed on our Talks and Events page.

For questions, please contact your host or Amy Hanley auh243@psu.edu.