Fall-Winter  2016-17

Next Talk, TUESDAY, December 6. at 3:45.  David Spergel,  WFIRST: A Powerful Tool for a Diverse Astrophysics Program

Following Talk, December 14.  Jennifer Mather,  Non-Terrestrial Intelligence: Octopuses

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 72 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.

PLEASE NOTE: TALKS IN THE GODDARD SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM SERIES REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE SPEAKERS.  THEY ARE NOT OFFICIAL GODDARD OR NASA POLICIES.

The Goddard Library has made streaming video available for many of our colloquia -- click on the V in the column to the right of the topic.  Some videos are also available for Spring 2015, Fall 2014, 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
Sept. 7
Rick Sternbach
International Association of Astronomical Artists
Star Trek and NASA: 50 Years of Inventing the Future Together
CO-SPONSORED WITH THE ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM
V
Sept. 14
No Colloquium



Sept. 21
Adam Szabo Goddard Space Flight Center
The Two Faces of a Spacecraft: Both Earth and Space Science Observations by the DSCOVR Spacecraft
V
Sept. 28 Avi Mandell
Goddard Space Flight Center
Exoplanets as Planets: Bridging the Gap Between Observations and Modeling of Exoplanet Atmospheres

Oct. 5
Raymond St. Leger
University of Maryland Insect Pathogens: A Model for Human Interventions

Oct. 12
Kevin Trenberth
National Center for Atmospheric Research Implications of Earth's Energy Imbalance for Surface Fluxes and Especially Ocean Heat Transport

Oct. 19
Paul Falkowski
Rutgers University
Light to Life

Oct. 26
No Colloquium



Nov. 2
Joan Maloof
Salisbury University
Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests

Nov. 9
Kara Hoffman
University of Maryland
HIgh-Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos 

Nov. 16
Tracy Mincer
Woods Hole Research Center
The Unnatural History of Plastic Marine Debris  
Nov. 23 No Colloquium



Nov. 30
Richard Kelley
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies and the Future of High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy


Dec. 6  3:45
NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME

David Spergel
Princeton University
WFIRST: A Powerful Tool for a Diverse Astrophysics Program
Dec. 14
Jennifer Mather
University of Lethbridge
Non-Terrestrial Intelligence: Octopuses

Dec. 21, 28, Jan. 4
No Colloquia



Jan. 11
Vladimir Airapetian
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Young Restless Sun and the Origin of Life on Earth
BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM

Jan. 18
Fred Espenak
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017 
BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM

Jan. 25
Joseph Sucher
University of Maryland The Romance of Physics
BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM

Feb. 1
Emily Levesque
University of Washington
Host Galaxies of Gamma-ray Bursts
BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Richard Barry
George Huffman Floyd Stecker Some Past Committee Members
Anand Bhatia Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Pawan Bhartia
Peter Colarco
Hans Krimm Melissa Trainer
Conor Nixon
David Davis
Alexander Marshak
Richard Ray
Jim Foster Robert Michell
Ed Sittler

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, Spring2014,  Fall 2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2014 (chronological)

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