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January

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center,

The Stocker Astroscience Center will host our semi-annual welcome back star party, the first star party of the new year. We will start with refreshments, Dr. Webb will do a NASA update, followed by a drawing for some really cool astronomy books, then if clear we will head up to the observing floor to look through the telescopes. Astronomers, free munchies, celestial stars, we have it all!!

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center, Rm 101

A fundraiser for the music departments GuitArt festival.

February

Logical Thinking

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Venue:CP 145

Dr. Webb will discuss logical and scientific thinking, and its application to subjects such as UFO's, Global Warming, and elections.

March

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Caroline Simpson, FIU astrophysicist and winner of the prestigious Richard H. Emmons Award for Excellence in College Teaching education presented by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will be talking about the role women have played in the development of astronomy throughout the ages.

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Venue:Student Academic Success Auditorium 160

Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will be giving a talk about his research in the field of Global warming. Make sure to RSVP your spot for a special luncheon, click above!

April

Astronomy Saves the World

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Daniel Batcheldor, professor of Space Sciences at Florida Tech will discuss his new popular crowd-funded book, "Astronomy Saves the World: Securing our Future Through Exploration and Education". Dr. Batcheldor is also director of the SARA telescope on La Palma, Canary Islands. His books will be available for sale and possibly signing after the talk. Telescope will also be set up after the talk, weather permitting.

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

"Digital Civilizations" special exhibition and book signing with artist remarks by Luciano Marx Rabuske, FIU Fine Arts graduate. Introduction by Dr. James Webb with tours of the Stocker telescope and special viewing opportunities.