The mission of the Russell Frank Astronomy Lecture Series is to bring
distinguished scientists to UNLV to present lectures aimed at
communicating cutting edge science to the general public. The
lectures are free and are held once each semester. They are
intended for a general audience and we encourage enthusiasts
of all backgrounds and ages to attend.
The sponsor of the series, Russell Frank, is a New Jersey
native who has multiple degrees and has taught at several
prestigious institutions. Frank says: "I have enjoyed the
various courses I have taken at UNLV and providing the
astronomy and physics lecture series to the community is my
way of giving back to the university."