UA President's Distinguished Speaker Series in Washington, D.C.

The UA President's Distinguished Speaker Series brings internationally recognized UA professors and researchers to Washington, D.C., on an ongoing basis to share their knowledge and research on a broad range of topics that play a crucial role in the future of society. 

Presented by the UA Office of the President, the Office of Federal Relations, the University of Arizona Alumni Association, and the CapitolCats alumni chapter in Washington, D.C. 

For additional information, contact Nancy Yaeli, Senior Vice President for Campus and Global Partnerships at the UA Alumni Association, at or 800-232-8278 or 520-621-9034.

The Past and Future of Astronomy at the University of Arizona

Featured Speaker: Dr. Buell Jannuzi 
Director of Steward Observatory

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
At the American Association of Universities, 1200 New York Aveneue

The Past and Future of Astronomy:  the Evolution of Steward Observatory and coming advances in ground based astronomy, including the Large Binocular Telescope, (the world’s largest), the revolutionary Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Giant Magellan Telescope (the next world’s largest).

The seventh Director of Steward Observatory, Buell T. Jannuzi heads the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, one of the world’s leading centers for astrophysical research.  Jannuzi was previously the Director of Kitt Peak National Observatory and Associate Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (2005-2010).

Jannuzi has been heavily involved with many major surveys of the universe, including one of the original three “Key Projects” for the Hubble Space Telescope, the Quasar Absorption Line Survey, and serving as co-Principal Investigator for an ambitious survey of galaxy evolution, the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey.

Join us for light hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar at 6:00 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. program.


Association of American Universities (AAU)
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20005

AAU Location, Parking & Metro

AAU is located at 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005 (AAAS Building with entrances on H Street and New York Avenue). The nearest Metro stop is Metro Center. From Metro Center, use the 12th and G Street exit; once on 12th Street travel north 1 block to H Street. Cross H Street - the building entrance will be on your left.

The AAAS Building does not have a public parking garage, but there is a parking lot at the intersection of 9th Street and New York Avenue and an underground parking garage at 14th Street and New York Avenue. Parking at local garages usually costs between $17 and $33 for the day.

Limited metered street parking is also available; however, metered parking is not encouraged. The best way to get to the AAAS Building is Metro or taxi. For further information about the Metro system and a Metro map, please visit

There's no charge for this event. Alumni, friends and guests are welcome to attend.

There's no charge for this event. Please reserve your place by Monday, November 4, 2013. Walkups are welcome, however please contact Nancy Yaeli, Senior Vice President for Campus and Global Partnerships at the UA Alumni Association, at or 800-232-8278 or 520-621-9034 informing her of your attendance.

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