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Fall-Winter 2007-08
This series has concluded. The current schedule is HERE.

All Colloquia will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays 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) 286-0660 or by e-mail (click here), 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 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 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.
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Video
Oct. 5
 Fred Lo
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Megamasers, Dark Energy, and the Hubble Constant
Oct. 12
John Sigwarth
Goddard Space Flight Center Global Auroral Imaging During the Polar Mission Era V
Oct. 19
Joel Schwartz
Harvard School of Public Health
Aerosols and Health
Oct. 26
Massimo Robberto Space Telescope Science Institute
The Hubble View of the Orion Nebula
Nov. 2 Paul Slovic
Decision Research
The Sociopolitics of Risk: Challenges for Risk Assessment
Nov. 9
Scott Murchie Applied Physics Laboratory
Mapping of Mars' Surface and Atmosphere by the CRISM Imaging Spectrometer on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Nov. 16
Louis Uccellini
NOAA Centers for Environmental Prediction
Use of Satellite Data in Operational Numerical Weather Prediction: Present Status and Future Challenges

Nov. 23
No Colloquium  

Nov. 30
Joey Comiso
Goddard Space Flight Center

Decadal Changes in the Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Cover

Dec. 7
Wayne Esais
Goddard Space Flight Center Honey Bees, Satellites, and Climate Change  V
Dec. 14
Geoffrey Marcy
University of California, Berkeley


Dec. 21, 28
Jan. 4, 11

No Colloquia

Jan. 18
Michael Kaiser
Goddard Space Flight Center
New Views of the Sun and Inner Solar System from STEREO V
Jan. 25.
Jonathan Lunine
University of Arizona
Titan from Cassini-Huygens: A Once and Future Earth?
Feb. 1
No Colloquium

The talk by Dr. John McDonald, "Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury" has been re-scheduled for May 16.
Feb. 8
Ruth DeFries
University of Maryland
Carbon Emissions from Tropical Deforestation: Science Meets Policy

Feb. 15
Jennifer Wiseman
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Wave(length)s of the Future:  Observing Star and Planet Formation with ALMA and Herschel

Feb. 22
James Russell, III
Hampton University
Overview and Science Results from the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) Mission  - Talk Postponed until March 7

Feb. 29
A. R. Ravishankara
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Role of Aerosols in Earth’s Climate: From Radiative Forcing to Chemistry

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Goddard Scientific Colloquium Committee
Mian Chin
Randy Kimble Michael Smith
Jim Foster Robert Knox George Sonneborn
Ann Hornschemeier
Richard Ray
Yogesh Sud
Demos Kazanas Ed Sittler
Dave Thompson, Chair.

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (chronological)

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