Lunch talk

The Carnegie Observatories “Lunch Talk” Seminar Series is held on Friday’s from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Unless otherwise noted, talks are held in the auditorium at 813 Santa Barbara Street.

You can find a listing of previous lunch talks here. Recordings of the lunch talks are available for Carnegie scientists here. Publicly available recordings are listed below.

The Lunch Talk Series is open to speakers in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics. The Fall Series (September through December) focuses on graduate students and postdocs who are actively seeking Postdoctoral Fellowship positions.

This year, we will begin accepting requests for Fall talks starting August 1, and will begin issuing invitations starting September 1. Talks are expected to be mostly in-person, but the option for remote talks via Zoom remains available.

You can nominate yourself to give a talk, or nominate students or postdocs using this form.

Carnegie Observatories has funding designated for supporting the travel costs (within the US and Canada) of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous visitors. If this is applicable, please check the box in the nomination form, or note this in your email. (Note that speakers are welcome to give a remote talk if they prefer.)

Clicking the title links to the abstract.



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Friday, September 2, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Christian Aganze (UCSD)


Friday, October 21, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Aayush Saxena (UCL)

TBD **in person**

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Margaret Lazzarini (Caltech)


Friday, November 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Sahana Kumar (FSU)


Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:00am

Angelo Ricarte (CfA)


Friday, December 9, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Lyra Cao (OSU)


Friday, January 27, 2023 - 11:00am

Maria Monguió (Universidad de Barcelona)


Friday, February 3, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Carlo Cannarozzo (UNAM)


Friday, February 17, 2023 - 11:00am

Lieke van Son (CfA)


Friday, May 12, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Melinda Soares-Furado (MIT)