Public Lecture Series

Frank Summers giving a lecture
Are you interested in planets, stars, galaxies, black holes?
Our free public lectures are broadcast online and may be attended in person at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD. Each month a noted scientist discusses a different cosmic topic. Lectures are at 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the STScI auditorium, on the campus of Johns Hopkins University.

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access to stsci:

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Steps and a slope give access to the main entrance of the building. Free parking is available during the lectures in the garage directly across the street from the STScI building. For directions, call 410-338-4700.

for the deaf and hard-of-hearing:

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An American Sign Language interpreter is available for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals with advance notice. Guests must request the interpreter at least four business days prior to the public lecture. To schedule an interpreter, call 410-338-4848 or e-mail

While you're in Baltimore:

Come peer into the heavens with the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg telescope. The telescope is open to the public every Friday evening, weather permitting. For more information, contact the observatory at (410)-516-6525 or visit the observatory's web site. The Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy is located at 3799 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD.

Also, The Baltimore Astronomical Society (BAS), Baltimore's amateur astronomy club, meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Maryland Science Center. For information regarding meeting times, club activities, and other astronomy clubs in the Maryland area, visit the BAS website.