Fall-Winter 2014-15

Special Colloquium:  TUESDAY, September 23, Mario Livio, Brilliant Blunders

October 1, The John C. Lindsay Memorial Lecture, Paul Mahaffy, Chlorinated Organics in a Gale Crater Mudstone and the Imprint of an Ancient Fluvial Environment in 3 Billion Year Old Water Found in a 4 Billion Year Old Martian Rock

Please note that the Scientific Colloquium series has moved to Wednesdays.

All Colloquia will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Building 3 (Goett) auditorium, except as noted.

If you would like to attend and do not have a NASA badge, please contact the Scientific Colloquium at (301) 286-8168, more than 48 hours beforehand. Use the same contact information to be added to our mailing list.  Access to Goddard Space Flight Center is limited to those holding Goddard badges or official visitors.  You can become an official visitor by finding a badged Goddard employee to escort you.  The Scientific Colloquium Committee cannot promise to provide escorts. 

The Goddard Library has made streaming video available for most of our recent colloquia -- click on the V in the column to the right of the topic.  Due to speakers' authorizations, some videos are not playable outside Goddard.  Please note: connection speeds lower than 56 K may be able to handle only the audio portion of the transmission. Some videos are also available for Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010Spring 2010Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008,  Fall 2007Spring 2007Fall 2006Spring 2006,  Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004Fall 2003,  Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, and Fall 2000.

Current Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video
TUES. Sept. 23
3:45 p.m.
Mario Livio
Space Telescope Science Institute
Brilliant Blunders
Special Colloquium in cooperation with the Astrophysics Science Division Colloquium

Oct. 1 Paul Mahaffy
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL AWARD AND LECTURE
Chlorinated Organics in a Gale Crater Mudstone and the Imprint of an Ancient Fluvial Environment in 3 Billion Year Old Water Found in a 4 Billion Year Old Martian Rock

Oct. 8
Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Michael McElwain
Goddard Space Flight Center
See the Ball, Be the Ball: How to Find and Characterize Planets Beyond our Solar System

Oct. 15 Jason Kalirai
Space Telescope Science Institute
The End Fate of Our Solar System

Oct. 22
No Colloquium




Oct. 29
Bldg. 8
Aud.
John Degnan
Sigma Space A Celebration of Fifty Years of Satellite Laser Ranging

In Cooperation with the 19th International Workshop on Laser Ranging

Nov. 5
Ben Johnson
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Life of a Snowflake

Nov. 12
Jonathan McDowell Center for Astrophysics/Harvard University How the Search for MH370 Reveals the Ubiquity - and Limitations - of Surveillance from Space
Co-sponsored by the Engineering Colloquium

Nov. 19 Louise Procktor Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
The Europa Mission
Nov. 26 No Colloquium


Dec. 3
John Priscu
Montana State University
Search for Life in Icy Environments

Dec. 10
Gabriella Coleman McGill University
Geeks, Hacker Culture, and Anonymous

Dec. 17, 24, 31
No Colloquia



Jan. 7
Roberta Rudnick University of Maryland Composition, Formation, and Evolution of Continents
Jan. 14
Matt Hertenstein DePauw University The Tell: The Little Clues that Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are
Jan. 21
John Spencer
Southwest Research Institute, Boulder
Saturn's Icy Moons
Jan. 28
Brian Toon
University of Colorado
Earth's Past, Present, and Future Atmosphere

Feb. 4
Jocelyne DiRuggiero Johns Hopkins University
Desert Worlds: the Dry Limit for Life

Feb. 11
To Be Announced



Feb. 18
To Be Announced




Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Anand Bhatia
Carlos Del Castillo
Alexander Marshak
Dong Wu
Richard Ray, emeritus
Pawan Bhartia
Jim Foster Michelle Thaller Larry Kepko, emeritus Ed Sittler, emeritus
Padi Boyd Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Conor Nixon, emeritus
Eric Brown de Coulston Hans Krimm Melissa Trainer
Ann Parsons,emeritus


Previous Schedules: Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003,
Spring 2004, Fall 2004,  Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006,  Fall 2006Spring 2007,  Fall 2007,  Spring 2008,  Fall 2008 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011  Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (chronological)

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