Events Overview

STScI hosts colloquia, conferences, lectures, meetings, symposia, and workshops that cover a broad array of topics of interest to the astronomical community as well as the general public. From this page, you can find current, upcoming, and past events of interest.

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  1. The Total Solar Eclipse of April 2024

    March 5, 2024 Lectures

    Speakers: Michael Kirk (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and John Maple (Space Telescope Science Institute) On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass over Mexico, the United States,...

  2. The Prevalence and Origin of the Alpha-Bimodality in the Local Group

    March 6, 2024 Colloquia

    The recent era of large, ground-based abundance surveys has unraveled the chemical structures of our Milky Way galaxy. The most striking abundance feature is the alpha-abundance bimodality. The low-alpha...

  3. ULLYSES: Continuing the Voyage of Discovery

    March 11 through 14, 2024 Workshops

    The observational phase of the HST Ultraviolet Legacy Library of Young Stars as Essential Standards (ULLYSES) program initiated by the STScl Director in 2019 was completed in 2023. ULLYSES provides a legacy...

  4. Webb Office Hours

    March 14, 2024 Community Events

    The JWST User Community is invited to call into Webb Office Hours to ask questions and directly interact with a team of STScI JWST experts via WebEx. We welcome questions about the JWST Pipeline, calibration,...

  5. YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum

    March 14, 2024 Community Events

    Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program event "Family STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities...

  6. Astronomy and Public Policy

    March 27, 2024 Colloquia

    The federal government plays a key role in US astronomy, such as building and operating observatories, funding grants, and regulating activities related to astronomy. However, the federal government is...

  7. Webb Office Hours

    March 28, 2024 Community Events

    The JWST User Community is invited to call into Webb Office Hours to ask questions and directly interact with a team of STScI JWST experts via WebEx. We welcome questions about the JWST Pipeline, calibration,...

  8. Gamma Ray Bursts: Spectacular Explosions from the Distant Past

    April 2, 2024 Lectures

    Speaker: Giovanna Pugliese (API / University of Amsterdam)

  9. Dwarf Galaxies, Near-Field Cosmology, and Software: It's All Connected

    April 3, 2024 Colloquia

    Abstract coming soon. Speaker: Erik Tollerud (STScI)

  10. The Origin of Biomolecules and Information Polymers on Terrestrial Planets

    April 5, 2024 Lectures

    The origin of life on Earth is one of the fundamental questions of science.  A critical issue is how and when biomolecules, such as building blocks of RNA and proteins, appeared after Earth formed....

  11. The Fascinating Population of Infant Galaxies and Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed by JWST

    April 10, 2024 Colloquia

    Abstract coming soon. Speaker: Roberto Maiolino (University of Cambridge)

  12. Recipes to Regulate Star Formation at All Scales: From the Nearby Universe to the First Galaxies

    April 15 through 19, 2024 Symposia

    Star formation is a fundamental process defining galaxies, impacting virtually every facet of astronomy. However, precise mechanisms governing star formation activity, including but not limited to stellar...

  13. New Insights on Multiphase Feedback in Galaxy Mergers

    April 24, 2024 Colloquia

    Abstract coming soon. Speaker: Vivian U (University of California, Irvine)

  14. Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes VII: Stars, Gas & Dust in the Universe

    April 29 through May 2, 2024 Conferences

    Registration for the Science with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, VII conference is limited. Please contact the organizers at HubbleWebb7@stsci.edu for registration information. In case...

  15. The New View of Emerging Star Clusters

    May 1, 2024 Colloquia

    Abstract coming soon. Speaker: Kelsey Johnson (University of Virginia, Caroline Herschel Visitor)