Community Education & Outreach

Reines Lectureship

The Frederick Reines Lecture is is an annual public lecture presented by a distinguished physicist or astrophysicist. These lectures honor the legacy of Frederick Reines, discoverer of the neutrino, founding Dean of the UC Irvine School of Physical Sciences, and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The 2017 Reines Lecture will be given on March 1 by Professor Arthur McDonald of Queens University in Canada, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations. RSVP here to attend Dr. McDonald's lecture.

Past Reines Lecturers:



UCI Astronomy Outreach
The UCI Astronomy outreach program brings hands-on activities in astronomy to K-12 grade classes for a nominal fee. 
The former UCI Observatory was a campus facility that housed a 24-inch telescope and numerous portable telescopes. In 2014, the Observatory land was re-purposed for other uses and the Observatory was closed. The Department is currently investigating other locations for a future UCI Observatory.
For more information, see the links below:
UCI Observatory (web site of the former UCI Observatory)
UCI Astronomy Club on Facebook
John Rosendahl's Adventures in Physics
UC Irvine Physics Assemblies & Annual Public Event
The Adventures in Physics program provides engaging demonstrations of physics in elementary school assemblies in the Orange County area and hosts an annual public event in January for the entire community.   Click here for more information about the Physics Assemblies program.



Seminars and Colloquia

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts regular Seminars and Colloquia throughout the academic year.  Seminar speakers present research results at a professional level suitable for researchers and students in Physics and Astronomy.

For a complete list of seminars, please visit our seminar website.