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Silicon Valley Lecture Series

Past Lectures

Videos of lectures (beginning with the February, 2013, lecture) are available on the SVAL YouTube channel.

April 18, 2018 at 7 pm
Dr. Michael Busch of the SETI Institute, on “Rubble Piles in the Sky: The Science, Exploration, and Danger of Near-Earth Asteroids”

May 15, 2018 at 7 pm
Dr. Alan Stern, Project Scientist for New Horizons, and Dr. David Grinspoon, author, on their new book “Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto”. Book signing to follow.

Location for all lectures:

Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College
More information

Foothill College is just off the El Monte Road exit from Freeway 280 in Los Altos.

The lecture is co-sponsored by:

  • The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • The SETI Institute
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • The Foothill College Astronomy Program

We get large crowds for these talks, so we ask people to try to arrive a little bit early to find parking. The lecture is free, but there is a charge of $3 for parking on campus and exact change is appreciated.