Fall-Winter  2018-19

No Colloquium on Nov. 21.   Next Talk:   Nov. 28 Marshall Shepherd, From the "Brown Ocean Effect" to Water Availability: Two Facets of the Hydroclimate from a NASA Perspective

IMPORTANT:  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.  NOT ALL BROWSERS WORK FOR ALL VIDEOS.  IF YOUR FAVORITE DOES NOT WORK, TRY A DIFFERENT ONE.  Some videos are also available for Spring 2018, Fall 2017Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010Spring 2010Fall 2009, Spring2009, 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. 19
Robert Weryk
University of Hawaii
`Oumuamua: the First Interstellar Comet
V
Sept. 26 BUILDING 8 AUDITORIUM
Leah Krubitzer
University of California, Davis
Cortical Plasticity Within and Across Lifetimes
V
Oct. 3
Nick Pyenson Smithsonian Institution
The Past, Present, and Future of Whales
V

Oct. 10
Steve Ritz
University of California, Santa Cruz
Observing the Universe Broadly, Deeply, and Frequently V
Oct. 17
Jane Rigby
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
A Magnified Vision of How Galaxies Evolve
V
Oct. 24 NO COLLOQUIUM



Oct. 31
Anne Thompson
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
Variability in Ozone Structure: Insights from Strategic Ozonesonde Networks

Nov. 7
NO COLLOQUIUM

The previously scheduled talk has been postponed until February, 2019.

Nov. 14
Philip Pressel
Perkin-Elmer
The Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite
CO-SPONSORED BY THE ENGINEERING COLLOQUIUM

Nov. 21
NO COLLOQUIUM
 

Nov. 28 J. Marshall Shepherd
University of Georgia
From the "Brown Ocean Effect" to Water Availability: Two Facets of the Hydroclimate from a NASA Perspective

Dec. 5
Dagomar Degroot
Georgetown University Civilization and the Solar System: Cosmic Upheavals and Human History

Dec. 12
Ernie Wright Goddard Space Flight Center
CSI Apollo: Recreating the Iconic Earthrise Photograph

Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, 2019
NO COLLOQUIA



Jan. 9

Peter Marra
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Discovering Unknown Migrations: The Migratory Connectivity Project

Jan. 16
Kathleen Bragdon
College of William and Mary
Languages and Cultures of the Native People of Eastern North America


Jan. 23
Fred Smith
Illinois State University
Neandertals in Evolutionary Perspective


Jan. 30
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Tambora and the Year Without a Summer, 1816

Feb. 6
Brian Fields
University of Illinois
When Stars Attack

Feb. 13
Angela Olinto
University of Chicago
The Highest Energy Cosmic Rays


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Richard Barry
Jim Foster Robert Michell Some Past Committee Members
Mehdi Benna
George Huffman Alexander Pavlov
Pawan Bhartia
Anand Bhatia Diego Janches
Floyd Stecker Richard Ray
Peter Colarco Demos Kazanas Dave Thompson, Chair Ed Sittler

Alexander Marshak Kelsey Young
Melissa Trainer

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,  Fall2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017 Spring 2018

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2018 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2018 (chronological)

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