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 Milky Way Laboratory

    February 28, 2024 Colloquia

    Galaxy centers are the hubs of activity that drive galaxy evolution, from supermassive black holes to feedback from dense stellar clusters. While the bulk of our Milky Way Galaxy is a prime example of...

  2. Habitability and Biosignature Preservation in Magnesium Sulfate Brines: Lessons from the “Spotted” Lakes

    February 23, 2024 Lectures

    Observations of Mars have revealed the widespread presence of paleo-evaporitic deposits, in the form of magnesium sulfate salts. MgSO4 salts have been known to preserve evidence of life on geological...

  3. The New Directly Imaged Planets and Their Substellar Analogs

    February 21, 2024 Colloquia

    Directly imaged planets are a peculiar population of self-luminous, massive, and young giant exoplanets and brown dwarf companions. JWST has now expanded this population to lower mass, colder, older, long-period...

  4. What Supernova Remnants Reveal about Stellar Explosions

    February 14, 2024 Colloquia

    Supernovae are among the most energetic events in the universe and play a key role in shaping the energy balance, structure, and chemical content of galaxies. They are responsible for the formation and...

  5. CTU-GSP (CTU's Ground Sphere Project): Innovation of a Low-Cost Ground Station for University Use

    February 13, 2024 Colloquia

    This multi-semester engineering project focuses on researching, designing, developing, and innovating a low budget ground station for use by Capitol Technology University (CTU) students. The project began...

  6. New Views of Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies with 100,000 Star Clusters and Associations from PHANGS HST & JWST

    February 7, 2024 Colloquia

    Star clusters are a key product of star formation. They trace the densest peaks of the star formation hierarchy, and as (effectively) single-age populations, they have great utility as “clocks”...

  7. A Tapestry of Gravity: LISA and the Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    February 6, 2024 Lectures

    Speaker: Shane L. Larson (Northwestern University) Nearly everything we know about the universe has been discovered using photons - light in all its myriad forms. However, using advanced technology...

  8. How Earth’s Early Oceans and Atmosphere Help Guide the Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System

    February 2, 2024 Lectures

    Life and life-sustaining environments, including oceans, have existed on a dynamic Earth for more than four billion years despite the multitude of challenges that come with stellar, solar system, and planetary...

  9. 2024 CoolSci Science Mixer

    January 24, 2024 Colloquia

    Featuring talks by the STScI and JHU Astro Community covering a wide range of topics from researchers across all career levels. There will be a 20 minute break for refreshments. View the full list...

  10. Simulation of High-contrast Polarimetric Observations of Debris Disks with the Roman Coronagraph Instrument

    January 18, 2024 Lectures

    The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Coronagraph Instrument will enable the polarimetric imaging of debris disks and inner dust belts in the optical and near-infrared wavelengths, in addition to the high-contrast...

  11. 2024 CoolSci Science Mixer

    January 17, 2024 Colloquia

    Featuring talks by the STScI and JHU Astro Community covering a wide range of topics from researchers across all career levels. There will be a 20 minute break for refreshments. View the full list...

  12. How to be a Scientist in a World on Fire: Rethinking Academia in a Time of Climate Crisis

    January 16, 2024 Colloquia

    To address the climate and ecological crisis, we need radical and urgent action at all levels of society. Universities are ideally positioned to lead these societal transformations, yet are largely failing...

  13. The Enigmatic World of Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars or Errant Planets?

    January 9, 2024 Lectures

    Speaker: Elena Manjavacas (Space Telescope Science Institute) During their formation, brown dwarfs did not manage to accrue enough mass to ignite hydrogen fusion, and hence, they are not stars. In...

  14. HST at the 243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

    January 7 through 11, 2024 Science Meetings

    The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include updates on the status of the observatory, an exhibit booth, hyperwall talks, press releases and numerous science and technical talks...

  15. JWST at the 243rd American Astronomical Society Meeting

    January 7 through 11, 2024 Science Meetings

    The 243rd American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting will include a variety of events focused on science with JWST as we prepare for Cycle 3. JWST Town Hall Wednesday, January 10, 2024 6:00 - 7:30...