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2014

Summer 2014
June 11: A star is born: how stars form from the interstellar gas.  Lecturer: Phil Chang
July 9: The mystery of dark matter:  Lecturer: Laleh Sadeghian
July 16: Playing detective with stars.  Lecturer: Astrid Lamberts
August 20: Kilonovae: The source of all gold on Earth?  Lecturer: Laura Nuttall
August 27: When galaxies collide: detecting gravitational waves with pulsars.  Lecturer: Joseph Simon

Spring 2014
January 15: Pisces, the Fish
January 22: Aries, the Ram
January 29: The Dogs and the Hare
February 5: Auriga, the Cowherder
February 12: Taurus, the Bull
February 19: Gemini, the Twins
February 26: Perseus, the Hero
March 5: Cancer, the Crab
March 12: Leo, the Lion
April 9: Hydra
April 16: Virgo
April 23: The Cup and the Crow
April 30: The Northern Crown
May 14: Hercules, the Hero

2013

Spring 2013
January 16 – January Jewels
January 23 – Colorful Nebulae
January 30 – Cosmic News
February 6 – February Skies
February 13 – Cupid's Constellations
February 27 – Cosmic News
March 6 – March Evenings
April 3 – April Stars
April 10 – Birth of the Universe
April 24 – Cosmic News
May 1 – May Stars
May 8 – Spring Stars and Their Myths
May 15 – Cosmic News

Summer 2013
June 05 – Formation of Stellar Black Holes
June 12 – Formation of Galactic Black Holes
June 19 – Finding Black Holes
June 26 – History of Black Holes
July 10 – Evaporation of Black Holes
July 17 – Neutron Stars

Fall 2013
September 11: September All-Star
September 18: Far Out Moons
September 25: Moon Rocks
October 2: Stars in October
October 9: Asteroids!
October 30: Monsters in the Sky
November 6: Nights in November
November 13: Meteor Mayhem
November 20: Comet ISON
December 4: Starry Night
December 11: Stellar Women

2012

Spring 2012
January 25 – Scale of the Cosmos
February 1 – Reasons for the Seasons
February 8 – Exploring Eclipses
February 15 – Love in the Stars
March 7 – Birth of Modern Astronomy
March 14 – Fusion in the Stars
April 18 – The Interaction of Light and Matter
May 2 – Stellar Brightnesses and Distances
May 9 – Stellar Speeds and Masses
May 16 – Stars You Should Work
June 6 – Early Summer Constellations

Summer 2012
July 11 – Constellations With Galaxies
July 18 – Strange Constellations
August 1 – Exoplanets in Constellations
August 8 – Late Summer Constellations

Fall 2012
September 19 – Lyra, The Harp
September 26 – Aquila, The Eagle
October 10 – Fall Constellations
October 17 – Andromeda, The Princess
October 31 – Sky Monsters
November 14 – Perseus, The Hero
November 28 – The 5 Closest and 5 Brightest Stars
December 5 – Southern Stars
December 12 – 2012 Hype

2011

Winter 2011
February 2 – Libra and Gemini
February 9 – WiA: Finding Pluto’s Family
February 16 – WiA: Discovering Dark Matter
March 9 – WiA: Cooking the Elements
March 16 – WiA: Age of the Universe

Spring 2011
March 30 – WiA: Extraterrestrial Intelligence
April 13 – Our Neighboring Planets
April 20 – Frozen Outer Solar System
April 27 – The Outsider Planets
May 4 – May the 4th be With You
May 11 – The Big Cosmic Picture
June 1 – Libra and Gemini

Summer 2011
July 13 – Asteroid and Comet Watch
August 17 – Comet Connections
September 21 – Birth of a Star

Fall 2011
September 28 – Adult Stars
October 5 – White Dwarfs
October 12 – Supernova Explosions
October 26 – Neutron Stars
November 2 – Black Holes (Part 1)
November 9 – Black Holes (Part 2)
November 16 – Cassiopeia
November 30 – Cepheus
December 7 – Pegasus
December 14 – Special Space Poetry

2010

Winter 2010
February 3 - Birth of Stars
February 10 – Adult Stars
February 24 – Middle- Aged Stars
March 3 – White Dwarfs

Spring 2010
April 21 – Our Hood: The Solar System
April 28 – Extreme Mercury
May 5 – Sisters: Venus and Earth
May 12 – The Red Planet
May 19 – Cruising Asteroids
June 2 – Jumbo Jupiter
June 9 – Lord of the Rings
June 16 – Big Blue Planets and Beyond

Summer 2010
July 14 – Hubble Space Telescope
August 11 – Meteor Shower
August 18 – Extreme Telescopes
September 15 – The Sea Goat: Capricorn

Fall 2010
September 22 – Got Water? Aquarius
September 29 – Under the Sea: Pisces
October 6 – Aries, the RAMpage
October 13 – Bull in the Skies: Taurus
October 27 – Leo, the Lion King
November 3 – Cancer, the Pesky Crab
November 10 – Hosing Around, Sagittarius
November 17 – The Great Scorpion
December 1 – Libra, the Sky Scales
December 8 – Virgo, the Night Maiden

2009

Winter 2009
January 14 - Our Star, the Sun
January 28 - Venus, the Morning Star
February 4 - The Birth of a Solar System
February 11 - The Terrestrial Planets
February 18 - The Gas Giants
February 25 - The Dwarf Planets
March 18 - Winter Circle

Spring 2009
March 25 - Orion, the Hunter
April 1 - Myths of Spring Stars
May 6 - Beautiful Galaxies
May 13 - Leo, the Lion

Summer 2009
July 1 - Hercules the Hero
July 22 - The Summer Triangle
July 29 - Sagittarius at the heart of our Galaxy
August 12 - Meteor Showers
September 16 - Cassiopeia, the Queen

Fall 2009
September 30 - Pegasus, the Flying Horse
October 7 - Harvesting the Moon
October 14 - Galileo and His Discoveries
October 28 - Perseus, the Hero
November 4 - Monsters in the Sky
November 11 - Aquarius, the Water Carrier
November 18 - Pisces, the Fish
December 2 - Aries, the Ram
December 9 - Equinoxes and Solstices

2008

Winter 2008
January 16 - The Milky Way, our home
January 23 - Beautiful Galaxies
January 30 - Colliding Galaxies
February 6 - Stars of the North
February 13 - Stars of the Tropics
February 20 - Stars of the South
February 27 - Cosmology: The Early Universe
March 5 - Cosmology: History of the Universe

Spring 2008
April 16 - Spring Skies and Stories
April 23 - Earth in the Solar System
April 30 - Our Moon: Myths and Facts
May 7 - Our Sun: Myths and Facts
May 14 - Leo, the Lion

Summer 2008
July 2 - Galaxies in Virgo
July 9 - Scorpius, the Scorpion
July 16 - Hercules, the Superhero
July 23 - Stars in Summer Triangle
August 6 - Stars in the Snake Bearer
August 13 - Big Black Hole in Sagittarius
September 17 - Signs of Life in Pegasus?

Fall 2008
September 24 - Cassiopeia, the Bright Queen
October 1 - How to Find Distances to Stars
October 8 - The Beautiful Galaxy of Andromeda
October 15 - Special Star in Perseus
October 22 - Changing Star in the Sea Monster
November 5 - Stars in Aquarius
November 12 - Stars in Pisces
November 19 - Stars in Aries
December 3 - Winter Constellations
December 10 - Winter Constellations

2007

Spring 2007
April 18 - Status of Pluto
April 25 - Comets
May 2 - New Horizons Mission
May 9 - Saturn and the Cassini Spacecraft
May 16 - Exploration on Mars
May 23 - Mercury and Venus
May 30 - 2007 Earth and Mars

Summer 2007
June 6 - Giant Jupiter
June 13 – Saturn
June 20 - Uranus and Neptune
June 27 - Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
July 11 - Hercules, the Hero
July 18 - Lyra, the Harp
July 25 - Cygnus, the Swan
August 1 - Aquila, the Eagle
August 15 - Sagittarius, the Archer
August 22 - Scorpius, the Scorpion
August 29 - Pegasus, the Winged Horse
September 5 - Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer
September 12 - Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown
September 19 - Cassiopeia, the Queen

Fall 2007
September 26 - Cepheus, the King
October 3 - Draco, the Dragon
October 10 - Perseus, the Hero
October 17 - Andromeda, the Princess
October 24 - Capricornus, the Sea Goat
October 31 - Monsters in the Sky
November 7 - Monsters in the Sky
November 14 - Aquarius, the Water Carrier
November 21 - Pisces, the Fish
November 28 - Aries, the Ram
December 5 - Triangulum, the Triangle
December 12 - Cetus, the Sea Monster

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