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Silicon Valley Lecture Series

Past Lectures

SVAL YouTube channel View videos of lectures (beginning with the February, 2013, lecture.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7 pm
Dr. Brian Keating of the University of California, San Diego on “Cosmology and Ambition: Losing the Nobel Prize”

Dr. Keating will autograph copies of his popular book, Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor, after the talk. Copies will be for sale.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 7 pm
Dr. Alex Filippenko, UC Berkeley – TBD

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.