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The Fall 2003 series has concluded.  Please visit for our current schedule.

Coffee and tea will be served at 3:00 p.m., courtesy of GEWA.   If you plan to attend and do not have a NASA badge, please contact Carol Krueger, at (301) 286-6878, at least 48 hours beforehand. To be added to our mailing list, call the same number.

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.  We regret the inconvenience to our regular guests.

The Goddard Library has made streaming video available for some colloquia by clicking 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 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, and Fall 2000.
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Video
Oct. 10 Mario Livio Space Telescope Science Institute The Golden Ratio  V
Oct. 17 Gary Rottman University of Colorado  SORCE and the Future of Space-based  Solar Irradiance Observations  V
Oct. 24 Robert Lanza Advanced Cell Technology Cloning and Stem Cells in Medicine  V
Oct. 31 No Colloquium         
Nov. 7 Heidi Newberg Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The Ring Around the Milky Way  V
Nov. 14 Robert Gurney University of Reading THE WILLIAM NORDBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE
Water, Water Everywhere?
Nov. 21 Trevor Weekes Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astrophysics
Nov. 28 No Colloquium    
Dec. 5 Riccardo Giacconi Associated Universities, Inc.
The Development of X-Ray Astronomy
Canceled, will reschedule
Dec. 12, 19, 26
Jan. 2, 2004
No Colloquia      
Jan. 9 James Glanz New York Times  The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
Jan. 16 John Terborgh Duke University Ecological Meltdown in Forest Fragments
Jan. 23 Bonnie Bassler Princeton University Small Talk: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria
Jan. 30 Steven Dick NASA Headquarters
Transits of Venus
Feb. 6 Moustafa Chahine Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Aqua, AIRS, and the Earth's Water Cycle
Feb. 13 Alan Bunner NASA Headquarters (retired) Reflections onThe Anthropic Principle V
Feb. 20 Stephen Suomi National Institutes of Health Nature vs. Nurture in Monkeys  
Feb. 27 James Starrs George Washington University Exhumations: The Science and the Law
Mar. 5
Paul Lowman
Space Exploration and Plate Tectonics

Mar. 12
Michael Werner
Early Results from the Spitzer Space Telescope

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Goddard Scientific Colloquium Committee
Jim Foster Robert Knox Michael Smith
Barbara Giles Steve Maran Yogesh Sud
Demos Kazanas Vincent Salomonson Dave Thompson, Chair.
Randy Kimble Jeanne Sauber
Kim Weaver

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