Lectures

Upcoming Public Panel

Upcoming Open Lecture

Past Public Lectures

Tyranny of the Rocket Equation
August 27, 2015

An Interstellar Conversation
September 9, 2014

Near-Earth Asteroids: Stepping Stones to an Interplanetary Civilization August 12, 2014

The Future of Human Spaceflight
April 8, 2014

Airships: A New Horizon for Science
May 2, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon
March 12, 2013

Exploring Mars, the Moon, Asteroids, and Comets with Rovers and Landers
February 20, 2013

Science and the New Space Race: Opportunities and Obstacles
January 10, 2013

Exploring Protoplanets Through the Dawn Mission
May 2, 2012

Science in Cyberspace
December 13, 2011

Photons to Bits and Beyond: The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors
November 11, 2011

Moving An Asteroid
September 28, 2011

Many Suns, Many Worlds: The Galactic Quest for Exoplanets
October 4, 2010

Titan: A Strange Yet Familiar New World
May 26, 2010

Modern Methods of Observing Earthquakes: What We Have Learned about Haiti and Chile using Seismology and Space Observations
March 30, 2010

Monitoring Future Climate Treaties
March 2, 2010

The Human and Scientific Tale of Galileo
November 19, 2009

Past Open Lectures
(These lectures are more technical in nature. They are open to the Caltech and JPL communities and other interested parties.)

Looking for Life As (we think) We Know It: Enceladus and Europa
September 16, 2015

The Implications of U.S. Space Policy Choices
August 18, 2015

Fire and Ice: Exploring Volcanoes on Earth and the Solar System
May 14, 2015

Richard Nixon and the American Space Program
May 6, 2015

Mars Helicopter Scout
April 1, 2015

Optical Remote Sensing of Earth and Planetary Surfaces
June 17, 2014

New Frontiers of Planetary Seismology
June 3, 2014

The Long Space Age: An Economic History of American Space Exploration
May 27, 2014

The Past, Present and Future of Understanding Earthquakes Using Space Observations
April 14, 2014

Exploring Mission Concepts with the JPL Innovation Foundry A-Team
January 15, 2014

Theodore von Kármán and Rocketry at Caltech
November 12, 2013

How to Select a Landing Site on Mars
Monday, July 8, 2013

Unraveling the Mysteries of Titan Using Lab on a Chip
June 19, 2013

Venus: Earth's Evil Twin or Just Misunderstood?
November 5, 2012

CubeSat: An Unlikely Success Story
October 30, 2012

Quantum Experiments in Space - From Quantum Technology to Quantum Foundations
June 27, 2012

Landing on Mars (do not try this at home)
April 11, 2012

Seismology of the Sun and Stars
March 17, 2010

Single Photon Detectors - from A to B (from Astronomy to Biology, and Beyond)
January 26, 2010

The MSU Debate, Climate Auditing, and the Freedom of Information Act
September 3, 2009

The Darkest Galaxies
July 22, 2009

 

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