Skip to Main Content


  • Colloquium: Prof. Susanna M.Thon, Johns Hopkins University

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    TITLE:  Light Management in Colloidal Quantum Dot PhotovoltaicsABSTRACT:  The next generation of photovoltaics seeks to push the boundaries of both efficiency and cost-effectiveness through the...
    Posted: September 16, 2014 1:52 PM
  • PhD Defense: Hong Cai

    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    TITLE: Optical Measurement on Quantum Cascade Lasers Using Femtosecond Pulses ABSTRACT: Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) as the state-of-the-art mid-infrared (mid-IR) coherent sources have been...
    Posted: September 26, 2014 10:27 AM
  • PhD Defense: Liwang Ye

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    TITLE: Surface reactions during the atomic layer deposition of high-κ dielectrics on III-V semiconductor surfaces ABSTRACT: The quality of the dielectric/semiconductor interface is one of the most...
    Posted: October 20, 2014 3:32 PM
  • Colloquium: Prof. Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    TITLE:CALIPSO Cloud, Ocean and Land MeasurementsABSTRACT: While most people consider CALIPSO primarily a satellite for aerosol measurements, CALIPSO does provide unique cloud measurements. It can...
    Posted: August 19, 2014 1:32 PM
  • UMBC Telescope Night

    Meteor Showers
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    These events are intended for an audience of all ages; for our younger guests, we will be hosting special hands-on engineering activities at the same time.  Please email for more...
    Posted: October 8, 2014 3:38 PM
  • Colloquium: Prof. Lynn Sparling, UMBC

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Posted: August 19, 2014 1:34 PM
  • Colloquium: Prof. Suvi Gezari, UMCP

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    TITLE:  "Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in Stellar Homicide"ABSTRACT:  Theorists in the late 1970's proposed that an inevitable consequence of a massive black hole lurking in the center of a galaxy...
    Posted: September 16, 2014 1:28 PM
  • Under the Dome Educator Professional Development

    Measurement Basics: The Electromagnetic Spectrum
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    The NASA’s BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) team is offering a series of free educator professional development events at the UMBC telescope this fall. The sessions are...
    Posted: October 14, 2014 3:30 PM
  • Thanksgiving Break

    No Colloquium
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    No Colloquium
    Posted: July 8, 2014 2:31 PM
  • Colloquium: Prof. Sander Goossens, CRESST/UMBC/NASA GSFC

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    TITLE: Tidal heating and the interior structure of the Moon ABSTRACT: Knowing the interior structure of a planet is important for understanding its evolution, such as its thermal and orbital...
    Posted: August 29, 2014 1:17 PM