Sackler Lectures

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Astronomy was established in 1992 to bring an outstanding speaker to the Harvard College Observatory.

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Marijn Franx 23 May 2013 Observing the Evolution of Galaxies
Adam Riess 6 December 2012 Precision Measurements of the Hubble Constant and PASS
John Carlstrom 21 April 2011 New Results from the 10 meter South Pole Telescope
Christopher McKee 9 December 2010 The Formation of Massive Stars
Victoria Kaspi 2 April 2009 Magnetars: Progress and Puzzles
James Cronin 3 April 2008 Study of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory
Andrea Ghez 20 September 2007 Bringing our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole and its Environs
into Focus with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
James Gunn 25 May 2006 The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Past and Future
Rashid Sunyaev 22 March 2005 The Sky in Hard X-Rays
Peter Goldreich 29 April 2004 Final Stages of Planet Formation
Riccardo Giaconni 1 May 2003 The Rise of X-ray Astronomy
Scott Tremaine 2 May 2002 The Demography of Massive Black Holes
Ewine van Dishoeck 31 May 2001 Molecules on a Space Odyssey
John Bahcall 1 March 2000 What Have We Learned about Solar Neutrinos?
Claude Canizares 7 May 1999 High Resolution Spectroscopy with the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Richard Ellis 19 February 1998 Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of Distant Galaxies
Roger Angel 5 September 1996 How to Look for Primitive Life on Planets Orbiting Other Stars
W.L.W. Sargent 16 November 1995 Quasar Absorption Lines and the Evolution of Heavy Elements in the Universe
Joseph H. Taylor, Jr. 27 January 1994 Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity
Donald Lyden-Bell 16 March 1993 Inertia and the Closure of the Universe