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Fall-Winter 2009 - 2010
The Fall-Winter series has concluded.  Please go HERE for the current series.

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 most of our recent colloquia -- click 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 2009, 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.
Date Speaker Affiliation Topic Video
Oct. 2
Margaret Leinen
Should We Consider Ocean Iron Fertilization to Address Climate Change Impacts? TALK WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED

Oct. 9
Y. Jack Ng
University of North Carolina
A Cosmic Peek at Spacetime Foam
Oct. 16
Jaylee Mead
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Early Years at Goddard
Oct. 23
Evalyn Gates University of Chicago Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Oct. 30
Dave Leckrone
Goddard Space Flight Center
Hubble: A New Beginning
Nov. 6
Peter Olson
Johns Hopkins University
Probing the Geodynamo
Nov. 13
Alice Harding Goddard Space Flight Center
Gamma-ray Pulsars V
Nov. 20
William Krabill
Wallops Flight Facility
Airborne LIDAR/GPS Mapping of Ice Sheets and Glaciers
Nov. 27
No Colloquium

Dec. 4
Ralph Lorenz
Applied Physics Laboratory
Lakes of Hydrocarbons and Seas of Sand on Titan
Dec. 11
Sara Seager
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Exoplanets: From Discovery to Characterization and Beyond
Dec. 18, 25
Jan. 1, 8
No Colloquia

Jan. 15
Sean Solomon
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Exploring Mercury by Spacecraft: the MESSENGER Flybys
(audio only)

Jan. 22
Anatoly Spitkovsky
Princeton University
Extreme Magnetospheres: From Neutron Stars to Accretion Disks

Jan. 29
Brent Holben
Goddard Space Flight Center
AERONET- NASA’s Ground-based Satellite

Feb. 5
Warren Wiscombe
Goddard Space Flight Center
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurements Program (ARM): A Revolutionary Approach to Field Campaigns - POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW

Feb. 12
No Colloquium

Feb. 19
George Rieke
Steward Observatory
Following Back Roads on the NASA Exoplanet Roadmap

Feb. 26
Randal Koster
Goddard Space Flight Center
Soil Moisture and Its Impacts on Climate Variability V

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How speakers are selected for the Goddard Scientific Colloquium

Scientific Colloquium Committee Charter

Other Colloquia and Seminars

Engineering Colloquia

Exploring Leadership Colloquia

Information Science and Technology Colloquium

Goddard Scientific Colloquium Committee
Scott Braun
Ann Hornschemeier Ed Sittler
Molly Brown
Demos Kazanas Michael Smith
Mian Chin Randy Kimble George Sonneborn
Jim Foster Richard Ray 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,  Fall 2008 Spring 2009

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (chronological)

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