Events - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 Science Speaker Series Event

Thursday January 30, 12:00 PM to Thursday January 30, 1:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium
CCM and the Search for Sterile Neutrinos
Presented by Dr.Darrel Smith - Professor of Physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations, scientists have begun to explore new physics beyond the Standard Model. The mixing of 3 active neutrinos has been studied in great detail giving rise to mass differences from 10-3 to 10-5 eV2. However, observations from short-baseline neutrino experiment show convincing evidence of a mass scale ~ 1 eV2. The Coherent Captain Mills experiment (CCM) at the Los Alamos Lujan Science Center is designed to give convincing evidence as to whether or not sterile neutrinos might be the missing link to explaining these observations. If so, sterile neutrinos might also prove to be a significant candidate for dark matter.

College of Security and Intelligence Speaker Series Event

Thursday January 30, 12:00 PM to Thursday January 30, 1:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Jack R. Hunt Student Union: Lower Hangar

The Constitution and Impeachment; Politics and Law from the Framers to the Present

Presented by Professor Murray Henner of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Professor Henner has taught Constitutional Law at Hofstra University School of Law, The Arizona State University College of Law, The Phoenix School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and at several foreign Law Schools including those in Berlin, Leipzig and Antwerp. He is a Full Professor at ERAU’s College of Security and Intelligence and is entering into almost two decades of teaching and mentoring students in U.S. Government, International Law, Jurisprudence, Intelligence Ethics and Global Criminal Justice. He holds a Post-Doctoral (L.L.M Degree) in International Law and a Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra University.

Family Weekend in Daytona Beach

Friday January 31, 8:00 AM to Saturday February 01, 9:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Check-in at the Henderson Welcome Center

We welcome parents and families to the Daytona Beach Campus during Family Weekend

You'll check-in at Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. You'll have a chance to be a College Student for a Day by attending a class with your student son or daughter at their professors’ discretion.You'll also have a chance to tour our amazing campus. That evening, attend an Eagles athletic event, take part in our Astronomy Open House and look through the largest university telescope in Florida or watch a movie on the lawn.

Saturday, Feb. 1 tour our colleges, enjoy an outdoor cookout, join other families for a Parents Social and have fun with Touch N Go Productions that evening. 

President's Speaker Series Welcomes Bill Ayer, Retired Chairman and COE of Alaska Air Group

Tuesday February 11, 6:30 PM to Tuesday February 11, 8:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for a conversation with retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group William S. Ayer, who will speak on the topic of "Leading through Turbulence: the Transformation of Alaska Airlines."

Ayer was chairman and chief executive officer of Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air. Ayer, 64, served as CEO of Alaska Air Group and its subsidiaries through 2012 and as chairman through 2013.

  

A graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. Ayer owns a Piper Malibu and holds ATP and flight instructor certificates with over 5,000 hours of flight time.

 

Each 90-minute Presidential Speaker Series event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Seating is available beginning at 6 p.m. There is ample free parking available. Visit the campus map for more information on locations.

College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Journey Through Space & Time

Tuesday February 11, 7:00 PM to Tuesday February 11, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Academic Complex 1 Rm. 107

 Dr. Richard Holdaway Presents: Journey Through Space & Time - Climate Change; The Facts & The Myths We Have Learned from Space

This is part of a series of six talks covering the Global Space Program, from The Stars, Planets, Comets, and Asteroids to Overserving the Earth, Climate Change, and Future Missions.

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Feb. 11: Climate Change - The Facts & The Myths We Have Learned from Space (AC1)

Are we doomed? We are bombarded daily in the media, by politicians, and by so-called celebrities on the dangers of climate change. Some of the information is correct but much of it is incorrect, some of it is deliberately misleading which results in just plain wrong proposals for solving the problems posed by a changing climate. There is probably more fiction than fact in what we hear and see on our TVs and on-line. In this talk I will give a more balanced summary of the facts, the fiction, the real solutions and the fallacies, in many cases using data we have obtained from observations made from space

97th ERAU Prescott Aviation History Presentation

Wednesday February 12, 7:00 PM to Wednesday February 12, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium
Gliders: A World Wide New Weapon presented by Francois Gauthron

Military gliders (a variation of the common glider) have been used by the military in various countries for carrying troops and heavy equipment into a war zone. They were used mainly during WWII. These aircraft, which had no engines, were towed into the air and most of the way to their target by military transport planes. Francois will cover American, British, and German gliders and help us understand how effective this new weapon was in the world military strategy.

Spring 2020 Science Speaker Series Event

Thursday February 13, 12:00 PM to Thursday February 13, 1:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium
Building the World's Largest Optical Telescope
Presented by Dr. Gerard van Belle - Astronomer at Lowell Observatory

The Navy Precision Optical Interferometer (NPOI) is a six-element optical interferometer located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. NPOI currently operates six 12-cm apertures at a time, coherently joining the six beams to synthesize an aperture with a 100-m effective angular resolving power. NPOI is upgrading its facility with three 1-meter PlaneWave PW1000 telescopes on a 432-m baseline, which will match significant gains in sensitivity to resolving power, allowing for direct measurement of stellar diameters below 100 microarcseconds. This facility will be the world's largest in terms of baseline - and angular resolution - and will pioneer new frontiers in stellar astrophysics.  Phenomenon to be explore include stellar sizes, limb darkening, spotting, and other surface morphologies.

College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Journey Through Space & Time

Thursday February 20, 7:00 PM to Thursday February 20, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Academic Complex 1 Rm. 107

Dr. Richard Holdaway Presents: Journey Through Space & Time - Looking Down on Planet Earth

This is part of a series of six talks covering the Global Space Program, from The Stars, Planets, Comets, and Asteroids to Overserving the Earth, Climate Change, and Future Missions.

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Feb. 20: Looking Down on Planet Earth

Satellite technology impacts every one of us every day of our lives. This talk on Space will discuss the power of current-day Earth Observation satellites to explore what we can see on Earth from space, how and why the Apollo 16/17 astronauts could so easily have died, how satellites aid emergency relief organizations at times of disaster, how satellite imagery is helping city planning, marine safety, how they help us monitor the weather world-wide, and what James Bond can really see on Earth from Space.

Astronomical Observatory Open House and Science Lecture

Friday February 21, 7:00 PM to Friday February 21, 11:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium and College of Arts and Sciences

Please join us for the Astronomical Observatory Open House night at the Daytona Beach Campus This event is free and allows the campus community and members of the general public of all ages to view the night sky through the Observatory's telescopes, ask questions, and learn about our universe.

 Beginning the evening at 7 p.m., in the Lemerand Auditorium, meet Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a groundbreaking British astronomer who, along with Antony Hewish first discovered pulsars in 1967 with the aid of a radio telescope specially designed to record very rapid fluctuations in radio sources. Subsequent searches have resulted in the detection of over 2,000 pulsars. 

 At 8 p.m., weather permitting, celestial objects will be visible through a collection of telescopes from the roof-top observing deck and through our 1-meter telescope from within the large dome. In addition to viewing the night sky through our telescopes, explore our astronomy posters and take a walking tour of the solar system. Free tickets with tour times are distributed on the 2nd floor on a first come first served basis. Tickets are only available in person, and not distributed until 6:45 p.m. the night of. There is a limit to how many people can observe through the 1-meter in a single night.

Astronomy Open House nights are proudly sponsored and supported by: Embry-Riddle Observatories, Amateur Astronomy Club, and the Daytona Beach Campus Department of Physical Sciences.

College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Journey Through Space & Time

Tuesday March 03, 7:00 PM to Tuesday March 03, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

Dr. Richard Holdaway Presents: Journey Through Space & Time - Been There; Done That. What's Next? 

This is part of a series of six talks covering the Global Space Program, from The Stars, Planets, Comets, and Asteroids to Overserving the Earth, Climate Change, and Future Missions.

View full course details and speaker biography

Mar. 3: Been There; Done That. What's Next? (DLC)

In this lecture series we have journeyed through time to look at the space program from 500BC to present day. We have traveled from the outer edges of the universe, to the stars and planets including our own beautiful planet, and even considered what we have learned from space about climate change. We now look to the future. This talk will review some of the new programs already underway such as the 2021 replacement for Hubble, we will examine the prospects for the first human mission to return to the Moon in 2024, and speculate on what might be further ahead such as human missions to Mars, Space Elevators, possibilities for travel to the Stars and more incredible journeys through space and time, including the next real space-race.

98th ERAU Prescott Aviation History Presentation

Wednesday March 18, 7:00 PM to Wednesday March 18, 8:00 PM
Prescott Campus - Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

Leadership, Command, and Control - The Dowding Factor Presented by Mike Lavelle

The summer of 1940 brought the greatest air battle in history to the skies above England, the Battle of Britain. How did the Royal Air Force overcome what seem like overwhelming odds against Germany’s Luftwaffe? What stopped the German air offensive? Was it, British planning, command structure, aircraft, leadership or was it the Luftwaffe’s aircraft limited capabilities, undefined mission objectives, and lack of leadership? Did the RAF win or did the Luftwaffe withdraw from their offensive? These and other questions will be address as the presentation reflects on the leadership of Air Chief Marshall Hugh Dowding and lessons that apply today as they did 80 years ago!