Talks by Noted Astronomers on YouTube

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel, at:

The talks include:

  • Sandra Faber on galaxy formation,
  • Michael Brown on his discovery of Eris and the ?demotion? of Pluto,
  • Alex Filippenko and Leonard Susskind on black holes,
  • Natalie Batalha on the latest discoveries from the Kepler mission,
  • Frank Drake on his modern view of the Drake Equation,
  • Gibor Basri on brown dwarfs and unattached planets,
  • Anthony Aguirre on multiple universes, and
  • Chris McKay updating the Cassini discoveries about Saturn's moon Titan.

The lectures are taped at Foothill College near San Francisco, and co-sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.