• Virtual On-Line Event, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
  • September 18, 2020 to
    September 22, 2020
  • Categories: All Ages, Classes & Workshops

Event Details

  • September 18, 2020 to
    September 22, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

UC California Observatories Living Room Lecture Series with Dr. Alex Filippenko

“The Scientist, The Teacher, The Legend”: A very Special Virtual “Living Room” Lecture with Multi-Award winning Astronomer Dr. Alex Filippenko!!!

Ever wonder what makes someone that hunts elusive Supernovae care just as much about the eight-hundred plus Undergraduate Students in his classroom? Although his world-renowned credibility and standing allows him to collaborate with the most experienced Science Minds in the world, why does he encourage first-year undergraduate students to join his research team? Prepare yourself to receive the answers to these and many other questions as you join the UC California Observatories for a very special Living Room Lecture! Professor Alex Filippenko will present a very rare, enlighting and informative personal interview highlighted by an in-depth discussion of His unparalleled Teaching and Student Research Team.

This very special UCO Living Room Lecture has been rescheduled to take place via Zoom on Tuesday, September 22nd at 4:00pm (PDT).



Dr. Alex Filippenko is a Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences and a Miller Senior Fellow in the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science.

An elected Member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Filippenko is one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers and the recipient of numerous prizes for his scientific research. He was the only person to have been a member of both teams that revealed the accelerating expansion of the Universe, an amazing discovery that was honored with the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics to all team members, and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to the teams’ leaders.

Winner of the most prestigious teaching awards at UC Berkeley and voted the “Best Professor” on campus a record nine times, in 2006 Dr. Filippenko was named the Carnegie/CASE National Professor of the Year among doctoral institutions. He has produced five astronomy video courses with The Great Courses, coauthored an award-winning astronomy textbook (five editions), and appears in more than 120 television documentaries. He was awarded the 2004 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization, and he was selected as one of only two recipients of the 2017 Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award (PhD 1984).


DATE: Tuesday, September 22nd
TIME: 4:00pm
REGISTRATION: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98932317498
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Dear Friends,

We continue to work on bringing Lick back online. Our thoughts remain with our friends, neighbors and colleagues who continue to deal with the impact of the wildfires.

We have had to remain flexible as we ride out the challenges we’ve all been facing. This has meant moving events to work for our presenters and team.

We have received so many messages of concern and support and are overwhelmed with gratitude. We have always known how much love for Lick Observatory and our work exists in this community and it is ever more apparent during times like this. We are so appreciative.

Stay safe and well!

UCO Communications Team

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