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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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Youth for Astronomy & Engineering Virtual Family STEM Forum

May 18, 2023 Community Events
Please join us to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program event "STEM Virtual Forum" and engage in our Astrophoto Challenge Science Demonstration. This...

Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life in the Era of JWST

May 16 through 19, 2023 Symposia
Building on the foundational work enabled by HST and Spitzer, one of JWST’s main scientific drivers is the study of the origins of life, from planetary formation and exoplanetary...

A Legacy Investigation of Interstellar Magnetic Polarization in Star Forming Filaments

May 10, 2023 Colloquia
Stars form during gravitational collapse in molecular clouds. This process governs how galaxies evolve over cosmic time by creating their stellar components. It also affects properties of the planets formed...

Red Giant Chemistry: Interactions, Interiors, and Galactic Evolution

May 3, 2023 Colloquia
Red giants can be great tracers of galactic chemical evolution since they can be studied to large distances. However, the mixture of elements they were born with can be altered over the course of their...

A Drop in the Light Bucket: How Do We Measure a Galaxy?

May 2, 2023 Lectures
Speaker:  Dr. Amanda Pagul (Space Telescope Science Institute) Tracing back to the Hubble Deep Field in the 1990s, galaxy surveys with space telescopes have become a fundamental part of cosmological...

JWST Observations of Accretion, Outflow, and Embedded Disks in Class 0 Protostars

April 26, 2023 Colloquia
The Investigating Protostellar Accretion (IPA) program on JWST is focused on accretion in Class 0 protostars, and the interaction between their outflows and the innermost parts of their surrounding envelopes....

Measuring the Masses of Exoplanets and Compact Objects with the Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey

April 20, 2023 Lectures
The Roman Galactic Bulge Time Domain Survey (GBTDS) will detect more than 30,000 gravitational microlensing events across six observing seasons. It is expected that over 1000 exoplanets, a few hundred...

Exoplanetary Probes: Resonant Chains, Exomoons, and Tidal Dynamics

April 19, 2023 Colloquia
I will introduce the resonant chains: ~10 planetary systems with 2-body and 3-body resonances among the planets. Gas giants, sub-Neptunes, super-Earths, and terrestrials all belong to such chains. TRAPPIST-1...

Exploring Early Earth and Habitability Using Ancient DNA

April 7, 2023 Lectures
Life is a planetary phenomenon and it is tuned to the conditions found on our planet that enable its existence. What is tuned, specifically, is the chemistry that occurs within cells, and enzymes are what...

Unveiling the Secret History of Dwarf Galaxies by Surveying their Pulsating Stars

April 5, 2023 Colloquia
Dwarf galaxies are the essential ingredients in the buildup of large complex galaxies. They are relatively simple systems; yet their observed properties are somewhat at odds with theoretical predictions...

Exploring Rocky Worlds: On the Precipice of a New Frontier

April 4, 2023 Lectures
Speaker: Katherine Bennett (Johns Hopkins University) The simple, significant question, "Do other planets like Earth exist?" has slowly pushed from science fiction speculation into serious...

YAE In-Person Family STEM Forum

March 30, 2023 Community Events
Please join us in-person to learn more about astronomy during our Youth for Astronomy and Engineering Program spring event "Family STEM Forum" followed by an opportunity to engage in hands-on...

How to Form a Habitable Planet

March 29, 2023 Colloquia
Planets form from disks of dust and gas surrounding young stars.  As they grow, these new planets inherit their chemical composition from the surrounding material and then sculpt it through...

Heavy Element Nucleosynthesis from the Birth of Black Holes

March 15, 2023 Colloquia
The origin of the heaviest elements in our universe—those produced via the rapid neutron capture process ("r-process")—remains a question of intense debate. Although the kilonova...

Understanding the Role of Quasar Feedback and Radio Emission in Red Quasars

March 8, 2023 Colloquia
Observational evidence suggests that quasar activity plays an important role in regulating how galaxies and their nuclear supermassive black holes grow and co-evolve, despite their orders-of-magnitude...