Events

Professor Sean Cornelius, Network Science Institute, Northeastern University

Title: The fundamental advantages of temporal networks

Abstract: It is increasingly recognized that many natural and social systems are best described as“temporal” networks, in which the underlying links exist only intermittently. For example, in metabolicnetworks the links correspond to relatively brief chemical reactions, and in social networksfriendship links are inferred from face-to-face or digital communications of finite duration.By effectively “fragmenting” a network's structure across time, temporality has been shown to have profound and usually deleterious effects on many dynamical processes, for example slowing down synchronization and the diffusion of innovative information, impeding exploration and navigation, and raising barriers to accessibility. Considering the ubiquity of temporal networks in nature, we must therefore ask: are there any advantages of temporality? In this talk, I will argue that there is at least one crucial dynamical process in which temporal networks enjoy unambiguous advantages, namely control—the ability to drive a system to (or keep it in) a desired state. Specifically, I will show that compared to their time-invariant counterparts, temporal systems can reach controllability faster, while demanding orders of magnitude less control energy and enjoying significantlymore compact control trajectories. These findings echo other recent work that has shown that nonlinear dynamics can be an asset, rather than an obstacle, to controlling real systems.

Host: Adilson Motter


Title: On Ising's model of ferromagnetism

Speaker:Peter Armitage, Johns Hopkins University

Abstract: The 1D Ising model is a classical model of great historical significance for both classical and quantum statistical mechanics. Developments in the understanding of the Ising model have fundamentally impacted our knowledge of thermodynamics, critical phenomena, magnetism, conformal quantum field theories, particle physics, and emergence in many-body systems. Despite the theoretical impact of the Ising model there have been very few good 1D realizations of it in actual real material systems. However, it has been pointed out recently, that the material CoNb2O6, has a number of features that may make it the most ideal realization we have of the Ising model in one dimension. In this talk I will discuss the surprisingly complex physics resulting in this simple model and review the history of "Ising’s model” from both a scientific and human perspective. In the modern context I will review recent experiments by my group and others on CoNb2O6. In particular I will show how low frequency light in the THz range gives unique insight into the tremendous zoo of phenomena arising in this simple material system.

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 20, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: SuperNEMO and the mystery of matter

Speaker: Cheryl Patrick, University College London
 

Abstract: Why does the universe exist? Or rather - how did we end up with a universe made of matter, when matter and antimatter are created together? The SuperNEMO experiment is hoping to find some clues to this puzzle, by looking for neutrinoless double-beta decay. If this decay exists, it has a half-life billions of times longer than the age of the universe - and it creates matter without antimatter, giving us a possible mechanism for the matter-antimatter asymmetry. I will introduce your to our detector, under construction in the Modane tunnel in the French Alps, and explain how we will use our unique tracker-calorimeter architecture to make ultra-low background measurements of the double-beta decay rate and look for the elusive neutrinoless decay.

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Suvi Gezari: Hungry Black Holes

April 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Hungry Black Holes

Speaker: Suvi Gezari, University of Maryland

Host: Giacomo Terreran

Abstract:

We are entering an era of increasingly powerful wide-field optical imaging surveys that are transforming the study of the variable night sky. I will highlight the capability of time domain observations to probe supermassive black holes (SMBHs) lurking in the centers of galaxies by catching them light up in the act of feeding on stars and gas. Watching how these “hungry” black holes digest their meals can reveal their mass, spin, and binarity; the fundamental parameters of an astrophysical black hole. I will present results from our systematic studies of nuclear transients with the Pan-STARRS1, iPTF, and ZTF surveys, and conclude with a discussion of the exciting potential of the LSST to map the demographics of SMBHs over cosmic time.

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Professor Jennifer Ross, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Title: Transient Crosslinkers Tune the Patterns of Microtubule Filaments

Abstract: The cell is a complex autonomous machine taking in information, performing computations, and responding to the environment. To enable agile read/write capabilities, much of the molecular biochemistry that performs these computations must be transient and weak, allowing signals to be carried as a function of the concentration of numerous and coupled interactions. Traditionally, biochemical experiments can only measure strongly interacting systems that can last for long times in dilute concentrations. We have developed microscopy measurements to enable to visualization of weak, transient interactions and the resulting emergent behaviors of coupled systems. I will present excerpts from stories where many weak, transient interactions can have strong repercussions on the overall activity and can, in fact, overpower strongly interacting systems. These studies involve the microtubule cytoskeleton and the transport motor, kinesin-1. Our results reveal a fundamentally important aspect of cellular self-organization: weak, transient interacting species can tune their interaction strength directly by tuning the local concentration to act like a rheostat. The tunability of weak, transient interactions is a fundamental activity of biological systems, and our insights will ultimately enable us to learn how to engineer these systems to create biological or biomimetic devices.

Host: Michelle Driscoll


Professor Venkat Chandrasekhar, Northwestern University 

Title: Superconductivity, Magnetism, Anisotropy, Spin-Orbit Interactions and Memory: The Remarkable Properties of the Conducting Gas at (111) SrTiO3 Based Interfaces

Abstract: The 2D conducting gas that forms at the interface between the two insulators LaAlO3 (LAO) and SrTiO3 (STO) has garnered a lot of attention due to wide variety of physical phenomena that it exhibits, including strong spin–orbit coupling, superconductivity, magnetism, and localization effects, among others. Most of the experimental and theoretical work so far has been on LAO/STO interfaces grown in the (001) crystal orientation, in which the system has rectangular symmetry at the interface. More recently, interest has focused on LAO/STO interface grown in the (111) crystal orientation, in which the interface has hexagonal symmetry, similar to graphene and transition-metal-dichalcogenides, raising the possibility of topological effects. As with the (001) interface structures, we find that the system exhibits both superconductivity and magnetism coexisting at the same interface. Unlike the (001) interface, the (111) interface is highly anisotropic, showing different characteristics along different crystal directions in all its properties, including longitudinal resistivity, Hall effect, quantum capacitance, superconductivity and magnetism. The anisotropy is a signature of an electronic nematic state that onsets below ~20 K. We observe an unusual memory effect in the superconducting state: the system remembers the gate voltage at which it is cooled through the superconducting transition. I will also discuss more recent results on (111) LSAT/STO heterostructures that indicate magnetism whose origin lies in a gate-tunable spin-orbit interaction.

Host: Jim Sauls


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Subir Sachdev: Strange metals and black holes

April 27, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Strange metals and black holes

Speaker:Subir Sachdev, Harvard University 

Abstract: 

A `strange metal’ is a new state of matter, formed by electrons in many modern
materials. In this state, the electrons quantum entangle with each other across long distances, and conduct electric current collectively (rather than one-by-one, as in an ordinary metal like copper). As they are cooled, most strange metals also become superconductors at relatively high temperatures, in which electric current flows with zero resistance.

Black holes are stars so dense that even light is not able to escape their gravitational attraction. Remarkably, there is a mapping between the quantum theories of these very different physical systems: strange metals and black holes. I will illustrate this equivalence with a very simple model of a strange metal, which can also be viewed as a theory of primitive black hole.

 

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

April 27, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

April 27, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Giordan Stark: ATLAS topic

April 30, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: ATLAS topic

Speaker: Giordan Stark, University of Chicago
 

Abstract: 

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


Title: Momentum-driven winds from radiatively efficient black hole accretion and their impact on galaxy properties

Speaker: Rachel Somerville, Rutgers University

Host: Sarah Wellons

Abstract: Accretion onto supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei can produce energetic radiation and jets. The impact of these physical processes (collectively referred to as "AGN Feedback") on galaxies and the circum- and intergalactic gas is a central topic of investigation in galaxy formation and cosmology. Many state-of-the-art cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and evolution have focussed on the "jet mode" of AGN feedback, and have largely neglected the momentum that may be imparted to gas via radiation pressure on gas and dust. Observations indicate that most or perhaps even all active galaxies may contain high-velocity outflows, but there is an ongoing debate about the mass-loading factors and overall impact of these outflows on large scales. In this talk I will present results from a recent suite of high-resolution "zoom in" cosmological hydrodynamic simulations in which we model both thermal and momentum feedback from radiatively efficient accretion onto supermassive black holes in massive galaxies. We carry out an analysis of gas and metal inflows and outflows in these simulations, and in a matched suite that is identical except that they do not include black holes and AGN feedback. I will discuss the properties of the winds driven by the combined effects of stars and black holes, and how they differ in the full and no-AGN simulation suites. In addition I will discuss the impact of these winds on observable properties of galaxies and the circumgalactic medium.

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 2, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TBA


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Erhai Zhao: TBA

May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Professor Erhai Zhao, Geroge Mason University 

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Jim Sauls


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Ryan Chornock : TBA

May 4, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Ryan Chornock, Ohio University 

Abstract: TBA

Host: Tchekhovskoy

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 4, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


Title: “The MEG II Experiment: status and perspective”

Speaker: Luca Galli (INFN-Pisa)
 

Abstract: The MEG experiment, designed to search for the μ → eγ decay, completed data-taking in 2013 and set an upper limit on the process ≤ 4.2 × 10−13 @ 90% C.L.. In order to increase the sensitivity reach of the experiment by an order of magnitude to the level of 6×10e−14, a total upgrade, involving substantial changes to the experiment, has been undertaken, known as MEG II.
After giving an overview of the published MEG result, I present both the motivation for the upgrade and a detailed overview of the design of the experiment and commissioning status.

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, HEP


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Justin Crepp: TBA

May 8, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Justin Crepp, University of Notre Dame

Host: Ben Nelson

Abstract: TBA

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


Professor Daniel Needleman: Harvard University

Title: Biophysics of Spindle Positioning and Elongation

Abstract: The spindle is positioned asymmetrically during the first mitotic division in C. elegans. We are investigating how different forces coordinated to move the spindle, and if these forces are generated from interactions with the cytoplasm, the cortex, or a combination of both. For this purpose, we constructed a laser ablation system capable of cutting complex patterns with high spatial and temporal precision, and we are applying it to quantitatively perturb spindle movements. We are also using fluorescent nanodiamonds to track cytoplasmic fluid flow as the spindle moves. We interpret our data using a combination of theory and simulations (in collaboration with Mike Shelley, NYU/Courant/Flatironan and Ehssan Nazockdast, UNC). Our results argue that pulling forces from the cortex drive key aspects of spindle motions, including the initial centering, subsequent asymmetric positioning, transverse oscillating behaviors, and elongation. We hope to provide a quantitative, integrated understanding of spindle positioning.

Host: Michelle Driscoll


Dr. Leo Li, Columbia University

Title: Graphene Double-layers: Exciton condensate and beyond

Abstract: A graphene double layer heterostructure is achieved by bringing two monolayer graphene in close vicinity, separated by an insulating hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) crystal that is ~2nm thick. The strong interlayer Coulomb coupling makes such structure an ideal platform to study 2-component ground states in the quantum Hall effect regime, including, but not limited to, exciton condensate. In this talk, I will present results from graphene double layer in corbino geometry, where transport measurements directly probe bulk ground state without interference of edge channels. The combination of parallel flow and counterflow measurements offer insights into the pairing mechanism and ground state order of the exciton condensate. Additionally, access to magnetic field up to 31T lead to the first experimental observation of an interlayer coherent fermi sea at ⅓ filling in each layer and its associated 2-component fractional quantum Hall sequence. I will explore the 2-dimensional phase space of graphene double layer, and the intricate landscape of novel states of matter such as exciton superfluid at fractional filling.

Host: Bill Halperin


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Elisabetta Matsumoto: TBA

May 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Elisabetta Matsumoto, Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract: TBA

Host: Tchekhovskoy

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 11, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Jason Tumlinson: TBA

May 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Jason Tumlinson

Host: 

Abstract: TBA

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TBA


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TBA: TBA

May 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: TBA


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Leslie Rogers: TBA

May 18, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Leslie Rogers, University of Chicago

Abstract: TBA

Host: Tchekhovskoy

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 18, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Charlie Conroy: TBA

May 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Charlie Conroy, Harvard University

Host: Cliff Johnson

Abstract: TBA

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Professor Arun Paramekanti: TBA

May 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Professor Arun Paramekanti, University of Toronto

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Venkat Chandrasekhar


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Brad Cenko: TBA

May 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Brad Cenko, NASA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Tchekhovskoy

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

May 25, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


calendar

Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

May 25, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Ramesh Narayan: TBA

May 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker: Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University

Host: Sasha Tchekhovskoy

Abstract: TBA

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics


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Brown Bag Lunch Series

May 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TBA


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Professor Paul Chaikin: TBA

May 31, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Professor Paul Chaikin, New York University

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: Michelle Driscoll


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Eugene Stanley: TBA

June 1, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: TBA

Speaker:Eugene Stanley, Boston University 

Abstract: TBA

Host: Motter

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 1, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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TBA: TBA

June 7, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Host: TBA


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 8, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 15, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 22, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


calendar

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

June 29, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


calendar

Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

June 29, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 6, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 13, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 20, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


calendar

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


calendar

Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

July 27, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 3, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 10, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 17, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 24, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

August 31, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

August 31, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 7, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 14, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 21, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Ana Maria Rey: TBA

September 28, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Speaker:Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado-Boulder

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Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, colloquium


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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

September 28, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

September 28, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 9 to 11 pm during the spring and summer months (Apr-Sept). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 5, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 12, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 19, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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CIERA Astronomer Evenings

October 26, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 2, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 9, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 16, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 23, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

November 30, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


calendar

CIERA Astronomer Evenings

November 30, 2018, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CIERA Astronomer Evenings are special programs that take place on the last Friday of every month at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory.

Look through the historic telescope and meet and talk with astronomers from CIERA, Northwestern's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics!

Each month, different experts will be available to answer your astronomy and astrophysics questions. These evenings begin with a 10-minute introduction to a topic in astronomy, followed by an open Q&A session and fun, interactive demonstrations.

The talks are free and open to all!


calendar

Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 7, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 14, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 21, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

December 28, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 4, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 11, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.


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Dearborn Observatory Public Viewing

January 18, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Dearborn Observatory is open for public viewing every Friday night from 8 to 10 pm during the fall and winter months (Oct-Mar). The sessions are free and open to all. Reservations are required for the first hour but walk-ins are welcome in the second hour. All visitors should note that the dome is neither heated nor air-conditioned so please dress appropriately. Friday evening sessions are held "rain or shine." Unfortunately, the Dearborn is NOT ADA-accessible. Several staircases must be climbed in order to reach the telescope. For more information go to http://www.physics.northwestern.edu/about/dearborn-observatory/.

To make a reservation go to http://sites.northwestern.edu/dearborn/.

Department Conference Room Calendars

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