This lecture series held at the Abrams Planetarium surveys the latest developments in astronomy. Astronomical Horizons is offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy through its astronomy group and Abrams Planetarium. Each talk begins at 7:30 p.m. (please note that the October 27, 2022 talk begins at 6:00 pm) and there is no charge for admission.
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm: Ghost Particle (2021) is a science documentary that follows international efforts to understand the universe by studying its smallest parts with some of the world’s largest experiments. Neutrinos are invisible, essentially massless particles that pass-through matter like ghosts. They act in peculiar quantum ways and their identity-changing behaviour may hold the key to unlocking big questions about the origin of matter in the universe. This film will be followed by a Q&A with international scientists including our own Professor Kendall Mahn.
Weekends and weekdays after 6:00 pm free parking is available in the lot directly across the street from Abrams Planetarium (Lot 41). Weekdays from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm public parking for the planetarium is limited. Busses and other marked vehicles may park directly in front of the planetarium, in the bus loading zone while their presentation is being given. Passes are also available for up to six vehicles for the bus loading zone on a first come basis, if busses are not using the area. On weekdays the closest public parking to the planetarium is in the parking ramp directly behind the building (Shaw Lane Parking Ramp, Ramp 1/Lot 51). Public parking is in the basement sublevels and is Pay by Plate. For more information about Pay by Plate, please visit to the MSU Parking Services website.