Marlar Lecturers

2010 Mike Brown, Prof. of Planetary Astronomy California Institute of Technology

“How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming”

2009 Neil Gehrels NASA Goddard Space Flight Center “From Einstein to Gamma Ray Bursts”
2007 Edward C. Stone California Institute of Technology “Exploring the Final Frontier of the Solar System”
2006 John C. Brown, Astronomer Royal University of Glasgow, Scotland “Black Holes and White Rabbits”
2004 Geoff Marcy University of California, Berkeley

“Planets, Yellowstone, and the Prospects for Life in the Universe”

2002 Alex Filippenko University of California, Berkeley “Einstein’s Biggest Blunder? – The Case for Cosmic ‘Antigravity’ ”
2001 James L. Burch Southwest Research Institute “The Fury of Space Storms”
1999 Frank Shu University of California, Berkeley “The Origin of Sunlike Stars and Planetary Systems”
1998 Alexander J. Dessler, Professor Emeritus Rice University “Giant Airships and the Space Shuttle: An Historical Analogy”
1997 Robert E. Williams, Director Space Telescope Science Institute “Probing the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope”
1996 Sidney van den Bergh Dominion Astronomical Observatory, Canada “Asteroids and Dinosaurs”
1995 Charles F. Kennel NASA Headquarters “Global Environmental Science at the Turn of the Millennium”
1994 David Schramm University of Chicago “Dark Matter and the Structure of the Universe”
1992 Eric P. Priest St. Andrews University “Our Dynamic Sun”
1992 Susan Solomon ERL/NOAA “Ozone Depletion at the ends of the Earth and Points in Between”
1990 Joseph H. Taylor Princeton University “Pulsars, Clocks and Gravity”
1989 John Imbrie Brown University “Explaining the Ice Ages”
1988 Gerhard Haerendel Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrial Physics “Exploring Comets by Direct Encounter and by Space Simulation”
1987 James E. Gunn Princeton University “Galaxy Formation”
1986 Alexander Dalgarno Harvard University “Molecules in the Universe”
1985 Sir Fred Hoyle FRS, UK “Facts Concerning the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life”
1984 Michael McElroy Harvard University “Planetary Atmospheres”
1983 Edwin E. Salpeter Cornell University “Galaxy Clusters and Invisible Mass in the Universe”
1982 Eugene N. Parker Enrico Fermi Institute “Why are there Spots on the Sun?”