News & Events

The Observatory is Open!

Visit our public observatory! Open from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST -- 8:00 to 10:00 PM DST Monday thru Thursday when classes are in session.

Please call Larry DeWarf our observatory director, in advance if you plan to visit with a group of people. The phone number is 610.519.4820.

Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule*

September 5

John Ruby (VU 16)

Villanova University

“Laser Plasma Interactions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory”


September 12 (start time = 3:30 PM)

Dr. Bryan Eigenbrodt

Department of Chemistry, Villanova University

"High Temperature in situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Sr2MgMoO6 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Materials”


September 19

Dr. Elliott Tammaro (VU ’08)

Department of Physics, Chestnut Hill College



October 3

Dr. Joanna Mikolajewska

Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw

“Symbiotic Stars: Observations Confront Binary Evolution Theory”


October 24

Dr. Edward Sion

Department of Astrophysics & Planetary Science, Villanova University

“Accreting White Dwarfs in Interacting Binary Systems" 


November 7

Dr. Justinus Satrio

Department of Chemical Engineering, Villanova University



November 14

Dr. Anil Kandalam

Department of Physics, West Chester University

“Feasibility of Aluminum Zintl Anions in Gas-Phase Clusters”


*Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held at 2:30 PM on Fridays in Mendel 341.  Refreshments are served at 2:15