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Fall-Winter 2008-2009
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 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.
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Video
Oct. 3
Brian Fields
University of Illinois
When Stars Attack! Live Radioactivities as Signatures of Near-Earth Supernova Explosions
Oct. 10
Robert Provine
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Tickle and Beyond
Oct. 17
Vicky Kalogera
Northwestern University
Black Holes and Neutron Stars: From Explosive Birth to Powerful Mergers
Oct. 24
Scott Hughes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Astronomy with Gravitational Waves
Oct. 31
No Colloquium

Nov. 7
Susan Solomon
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A World of Change:  Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Nov. 14
David Morrison
Ames Research Center
Impacts and Evolution
Nov. 21
Gregory Cajete
University of New Mexico
Native Science: An Indigenous Philosophy of Human Relationship to the Natural World
Nov. 28
No Colloquium

Dec. 5
Craig Sarazin
University of Virginia
Hot Baryons in the Biggest Potential Wells in the Universe
Dec. 12
Richard Stolarski
Goddard Space Flight Center
Chlorofluorocarbons, Stratospheric Ozone, and the Montreal Protocol
Dec. 19, 26
Jan. 2, 9
No Colloquia

Jan. 16
Loren Acton
Montana State University
The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Jan. 23
Ron Gelaro
Goddard Space Flight Center
Atmospheric Data Assimilation and Observing System Science V

Jan. 30
Alex Szalay
Johns Hopkins University
From Galaxies to Sensor Networks: Science in an Exponential World

Feb. 6
Jennifer Sokoloski
Columbia University
Fountains from Exploding Stars

Feb. 13
Steve Schwartz
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Consider a Spherical Earth: Heat Capacity, Time Constant and Sensitivity of Earth's Climate System

Feb. 20
Drake Deming Goddard Space Flight Center The EPOXI/EPOCh Investigation of Transiting Extrasolar Planets V

Feb. 26
2:30 p.m
Sandra Faber
Lick Observatory
The Galaxy-Forming Main Sequence

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How speakers are selected for the Goddard Scientific Colloquium

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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,  Fall 2007,  Spring 2008

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (chronological)

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