Fall-Winter 2023-24

All Colloquia will be held at 3:00 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.

AT PRESENT, ALL VIDEOS OF SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIA ARE OFFLINE FOR SERVER UPGRADES.


Current Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video
Sept. 20
Michael Kirk
Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Role in the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses

Sept. 27
Bruce Banerdt
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Scientific Legacy of the InSight Mission

Oct. 4
George Huffman
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
How Much Did It Rain in Your Backyard, and Around the Globe?

Oct. 11
Hugo Alaya Solares
Pennsylvania State University
High-Energy Gamma-ray Astronomy with the HAWC Observatory

Oct. 18
Jochen Heinrich
University of Oregon
A Stroll in the Dark: Hunting Dark Matter at the Large Hadron Collider

Oct. 25 Stephen Greenberg
University of Maryland
Six Scientists and their Books

Nov. 1
Jennifer Raff
University of Kansas
The Earliest Americans

Nov. 8 Lea Marcotulli
Yale University

The Most Powerful Persistent Jets through Cosmic Time

Nov. 15
Jonathan Gardner
Goddard Space Flight Center
THE JOHN C. LINDSAY MEMORIAL LECTURE
Science from the First Year with the James Webb Space Telescope

Nov. 22
NO COLLOQUIUM



Nov. 29
Karen King
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tree Rings Reveal Unprecedented 21st Century Heat Across the Pacific Northwest of North America

Dec. 6
David McRaney
Independent
How Minds Change

Dec. 13
Dylan Selterman
Johns Hopkins University
What Can We Learn from Dreams?

Dec. 20, 27, Jan. 3, 2024
NO COLLOQUIA



Jan. 10, 2024
Elizabeth Turtle
Applied Physics Laboratory
Dragonfly Mission to Titan

Jan. 17
Emily Martin
Smithsonian Institution
Snowfall on Enceladus

Jan.  24
Erika Holmbeck
Carneige Observatories
Unveiling the Cosmic Origin of the Elements

Jan. 31
Jacqueline Austermann
Columbia University
Land Motion and Sea Level Change

Feb. 7
Robert Herrick
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Volcanism on Venus

Feb. 21
Marty Ralph
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Atmospheric Rivers

Feb. 28
David Diner
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Multiangular Sensing of Earth's Atmosphere


Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Shahid Aslam
Demos Kazanas
Floyd Stecker
Some Past Committee Members
Mehdi Benna
Rosemary Killen
Dave Thompson, Chair
Pawan Bhartia
Anand Bhatia
Ruth Lieberman
Compton Tucker
Peter Colarco
Jim Foster
Alexander Marshak
Dot Zukor
George Huffman
Diego Janches
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,  Fall2014Spring 2015,  Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017 Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2022 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2022 (chronological)

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