EO&D Events
EO&D Events
  • Workshops, Yerkes Institutes, Cosmology Courses, etc. organized by EO&D team.
  • Astronomy Conversation - informal presentations for the public at the Adler planetarium organized by EO&D team and given by researches who provide first hand accounts of their work.
  • Life Long Learning Series - lectures organized by EO&D team to older adults throughout Chicago to bring basic and cutting-edge content in astrophysics to interested older adults at city senior centers, retirement homes, and public libraries.

Past Events
DateEvents
May 29, 2018
3:00 PM
Event
KICP/A&A Education and Public Outreach Celebration and Open House
May 24, 2018
5:00 PM
Talk
Broader Horizons: Jennifer Helsby, Freedom of the Press Foundation
January 27, 2018
Astronomy Conversation
Kimmy Wu
November 16, 2017
7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter", Sebastian Bocquet - "Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters", Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
November 11, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
November 10, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
November 6, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
November 5, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nadejda Marounina
November 4, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
October 28, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
October 26, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
October 22, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
October 21, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
October 17, 2017
5:00 PM
Event
Public Lectures & Open Discussion: Gravitational Waves & Transient Astronomy
October 16, 2017
4:00 PM
Event
Special KICP/EFI/Physics/A&A Colloquium and Reception
October 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Taylor Hoyt; Amy Lowitz
October 7, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
"Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
October 3, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
October 2, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
James Lasker
October 1, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
September 30, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
September 21, 2017
9:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Akash Dixit - "Cosmology, AstroParticle, Dark Matter"
September 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Sebastian Bocquet - "Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters"
September 16, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
September 10, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
September 9, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Lowitz
September 7, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
September 3, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
September 2, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Yuanyuan Zhang - "KICP Astronomy and Cosmology"
September 1, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
September 1, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
August 31, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
August 26, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
August 19, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Lowitz
August 17, 2017
8:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
August 13, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
August 10, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
August 9, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Maya Fishbach
August 7, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
August 7 - 11, 2017
Summer School
Summer School: CMB Detectors and Instrumentation
August 6, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
August 5, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"; Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
August 2, 2017
7:00 PM
Event
Midweek on the Midway: Escape from planet Earth
August 1, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Montet - "Exoplanets / Stellar astrophysics"
July 30, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
July 30 - August 5, 2017
Yerkes Institute
The Physics of Toys, Yerkes Summer Institute
July 29, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing", Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
July 22, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
July 20, 2017
7:30 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"; Akash Dixit - "Cosmology, AstroParticle, Dark Matter"; Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
July 20, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Chris Tunnell
July 16, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Stephen Hoover, "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
July 15, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Amy Bender, "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
July 14, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Ben Montet, "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
July 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Leslie Rogers, "Exoplanets", Faustin Carter, "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
July 6, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
July 5, 2017
12:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Dan Fabrycky, "Exoplanets"
July 3, 2017
2:00 PM
Astronomy Conversation
Nan Li, "Gravitational Lensing"

KICP/A&A Education and Public Outreach Celebration and Open House
May 29, 2018 | 3:00 PM | ERC 401 | Event
Event
Join us on Tuesday May 29 from 3-4:30pm in ERC 401 to celebrate the contributions of KICP and A&A members in the wide variety of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programs that take place within our departments. Looking to get involved in EPO, or want to volunteer for more? Great! We will have representatives present from all of our initiatives.

Come mingle, eat, drink, share your EPO stories, and find out more about how you can volunteer for our EPO programs. Drop in at any time.

Broader Horizons: Jennifer Helsby, Freedom of the Press Foundation
May 24, 2018 | 5:00 PM | ERC 401 | Talk
Talk
Organizer: Andrew Neil

Jennifer is Lead Developer of SecureDrop at the non-profit organization Freedom of the Press Foundation. SecureDrop is an anonymous whistleblowing platform used by dozens of major news organizations for safe communications between journalists and their sources. Prior to joining Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2016, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Data Science and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she worked on applying machine learning methods to problems in public policy. She will discuss her transition from cosmology to public interest technology.

Kimmy Wu
January 27, 2018 | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter", Sebastian Bocquet - "Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters", Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
November 16, 2017 | 7:30 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays "
November 11, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
November 10, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
November 6, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Nadejda Marounina
November 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
November 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
October 28, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
October 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
October 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Ross Cawthon - "Cosmology, Dark Energy"
October 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Public Lectures & Open Discussion: Gravitational Waves & Transient Astronomy
October 17, 2017 | 5:00 PM | KPTC 120 | Event
Event
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gravitational Waves & Transient Astronomy but were Too Afraid to Ask...

Featuring:
  • Maya Fishbach
  • Zoheyr Doctor
  • Daniel Scolnic
  • Phil Landry
  • Reed Essick

Special KICP/EFI/Physics/A&A Colloquium and Reception
October 16, 2017 | 4:00 PM | ERC Auditorium, Room 161 | Event
Event
  • Daniel Holz, UChicago, "Update on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy"
    We will discuss some of the interesting findings from LIGO/Virgo's second observational run, which concluded at the end of August.
  • Joshua Freeman, UChicago, "Update from DES and DECam"
    We will discuss some interesting findings from DECam, related to LIGO/Virgo's second observational run.

The colloquium will be followed by discussion and comments by: Holz, Frieman, Hubble Fellow Dan Scolnic, University Professor Wendy Freedman, and students and postdocs involved in the new findings.

Livestream of LIGO press conference will be shown in ERC Lobby (Video Wall) and PRC 201, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Taylor Hoyt; Amy Lowitz
October 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

"Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
October 7, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
October 3, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

James Lasker
October 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
October 1, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
September 30, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Akash Dixit - "Cosmology, AstroParticle, Dark Matter"
September 21, 2017 | 9:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Sebastian Bocquet - "Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters"
September 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
September 16, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
September 10, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Lowitz
September 9, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
September 7, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
September 3, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Yuanyuan Zhang - "KICP Astronomy and Cosmology"
September 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
September 1, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Montet - "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
September 1, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler - "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
August 31, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing"
August 26, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Lowitz
August 19, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Faustin Carter - "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
August 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li - "Gravitational Lensing"
August 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky - "Exoplanets"
August 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Maya Fishbach
August 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers - "Exoplanets"
August 7, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Summer School: CMB Detectors and Instrumentation
August 7 - 11, 2017 | Chicago, IL | Summer School
Summer School
Webpage

This 1-week "hands-on" summer school is designed to provide the participants with working knowledge of the detectors and instrumentation used to detect the tiny temperature and polarization anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Early graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in experimental CMB research methods are particularly encouraged to apply. A feature of the school is hands-on activities to teach students the basics of CMB instrumentation. We expect to have room for approximately 15 students.

Topics will include: superconducting detectors, e.g., transition-edge-sensor (TES) bolometers, kinetic-inductance-detectors (KIDs); detector characterization (responsivity, beams, bands, time constants, polarization calibration); coherent techniques for characterizing mm-wave components; SQUIDs and detector readout; antenna design; and Fourier transform spectroscopy.

The School will be held at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago in the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC).Learn more >>

Stephen Hoover - "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
August 6, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Bender - "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"; Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"
August 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Midweek on the Midway: Escape from planet Earth
August 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM | Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 E Midway Plaisance | Event
Event
Compare the movie's hero astronaut, Scorch Supernova, to critters walking our planet. See yourself as a South Pole explorer in our selfie booth. Pre-movie fun provided by UChicago's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and Boy Scout Troop 599.

Flyer

Ben Montet - "Exoplanets / Stellar astrophysics"
August 1, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Daniel Dutcher - "Cosmology with the South Pole Telescope"
July 30, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

The Physics of Toys, Yerkes Summer Institute
July 30 - August 5, 2017 | Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay, WI | Yerkes Institute
Yerkes Institute
Instructors: Huanqing Chen, Zoheyr Doctor, Clarke Esmerian, Emily Gilbert, Jason Henning, Gourav Khullar, Randy Landsberg, James Lasker, Phil Mansfield, Nora Shipp.

Over the course of a week, local Chicago high school students will learn about how the physics of energy conservation makes various everyday toys possible, and how using a structured engineering design process can allow them to understand the inner workings of things around them. In the three main labs, students will learn about pressure potential energy by reverse engineer super soakers and testing manufacturer claims about bottle rockets, they will learn about elastic potential energy by building and racing wind up cars, and they will learn about gravitational potential energy as they compete to build room-sized Rube Goldberg machines. The Institute will also contain various bite-sized activities, ranging from observing nebulae with the Yerkes 24-inch telescope, to learning defense techniques against deceptive infographics, to investigating the mysterious physics of the household microwave.

Chihway Chang - "Cosmology, Weak Lensing", Nahee Park - "High Energy Astrophysics"
July 29, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Abigail Vieregg - "CMB, Neutrinos, Cosmic Rays"
July 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Yuanyuan Zhang - "Astronomy and Cosmology"; Akash Dixit - "Cosmology, AstroParticle, Dark Matter"; Cosmin Deaconu - "Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Dark Matter"
July 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Chris Tunnell
July 20, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Stephen Hoover, "Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background"
July 16, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Amy Bender, "Cosmology, South Pole Telescope, Galaxy Clusters"
July 15, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Ben Montet, "Exoplanets/Stellar astrophysics"
July 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Leslie Rogers, "Exoplanets", Faustin Carter, "CMB, Detector fabrication, South Pole Telescope"
July 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Rick Kessler, "Astrophysics, Dark Energy"
July 6, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Dan Fabrycky, "Exoplanets"
July 5, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation

Nan Li, "Gravitational Lensing"
July 3, 2017 | 2:00 PM | Adler Planetarium | Astronomy Conversation
Astronomy Conversation