Category Archives: Events

Space Nights at the Observatory

From Meredith Hughes:

Do you like space? Want to find out about the latest in astronomy and look through Wesleyan’s telescopes without taking a class? Stop by the observatory on Wednesday night! This semester, observatory nights start off with a short presentation about space by one of our astronomy majors or grad students, followed by observing through the telescopes(weather permitting).

On Feb 11 Jesse Tarnas ’17 will talk about lavatubes in space, and their importance for human space exploration. Even if the weather is cloudy, we’ll show you how to find Comet Lovejoy through binoculars so you can check it out on the next clear night.

Come by any Wednesday at 8pm for open observatory nights. They’re out of this world!

Date: Tonight (but also any Wednesday)
Time: 8PM
Place: Van Vleck Observatory

Film Series: Goodbye to Language 3D

2014. France/Switzerland. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard. With Héolïse Godet. 70 min.


This cerebral and wildly inventive visual essay from the canonical French director has garnered international praise as a milestone of 3-D technology. The free-flowing narrative loosely represents the stories of two couples and one dog, all rendered through tantalizingly strange and ingenious imagery. We’re proud to present this film’s CT premiere.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Artist Lecture – Rachel Harrison ‘89

From the CFA:

A lecture by Rachel Harrison ‘89, one of the ten artists featured in the “Picture/Thing” exhibition. “Picture/Thing” is on view in the Main Gallery of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, located at 283 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, from Thursday, January 29 through Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Date: Wednesday, February 11
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall

In Theory Lecture Series

Five Fundamental Concepts: A Lecture Series Sponsored by the Certificate in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

All lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30pm in Downey 113

Ulrich Plass
Associate Professor of German Studies
February 11

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Visiting Assistant Professor of Letters
February 18

Stephen Angle
Professor of Philosophy and Chair
of the College of East Asian Studies
February 25

Amy Tang
Assistant Professor of American Studies and English
March 25

Eirene Visvardi
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
April 8

The Legal Genius of Henry II: Law and Reform in Medieval England

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Medieval Studies Program and the History Department welcome Silke Schwandt of the University of Bielefeld, Germany, for the first of the Medieval Studies 2015 Lecture Series. All are welcome to attend what is sure to be a fascinating talk on Henry II and the law of medieval England.

Date: Wednesday, February 11
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: Downey 200 (the lounge)