Space and Science

The Watson Lectures

  • Wednesday, Dec 13th, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free and open to the public, the Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series offers a unique and accessible opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge science directly from Caltech's premier researchers. Come early to mingle with your neighbors over food, drink and music, as well as interactive displays related to the evening's topic. Then head inside to hear a stimulating talk and stay to ask your burning questions.


  • 6 p.m. — Activities and music. Food, drinks, and books are available for purchase.
  • 7 p.m. — Doors open7:30 p.m. — Talk and Q&A
  • 8:30 p.m. — Post-talk concessions and conversation

Upcoming Lectures

  • October 18, 2023: Learn about nature as a treasure trove of potential treatments for disease.
  • November 8, 2023: Learn about neural prosthetics to help paralyzed people.
  • December 13, 2023: Learn about wearable sweat sensors that more accurately monitor health.
  • January 31, 2024: Learn about the Lunar Trailblazer mission to investigate water on the moon.
  • February 7, 2024: Learn about the Zwicky Transient Facility's latest discoveries.
  • March 13, 2024: Learn about Einstein's time in Pasadena as reflected in the Einstein Papers.
  • April 24, 2024: Learn about the use of fiber optic cables to better detect earthquakes.
  • May 22, 2024: Learn about the history of science.

View Schedule

  • Wednesday, Dec 13
  • Wednesday, Jan 31
  • Wednesday, Feb 7
  • Wednesday, Mar 13
  • Wednesday, Apr 24
  • Wednesday, May 22

Venue Information

  • Beckman Auditorium
  • 1200 E California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91125

Event Information