Fall-Winter 2013-14

The Fall-Winter series has now concluded. Please go HERE for the latest schedule. 

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 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010Spring 2010Fall 2009, 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.

Current Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video

Sept. 27
James Klimchuk
Goddard Space Flight Center
Why is the Solar Corona So Hot?
Oct. 4 -  rescheduled
Keith Strong
Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland
The Solar Cycle Conundrum

Oct. 11- to be rescheduled Christopher Reynolds
University of Maryland
Putting a New Spin on Black Holes

Oct. 18
Matthew Knight
Lowell Observatory
What's the Big Deal about Comet ISON? V
Oct. 25
David Grinspoon
Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Library of Congress Astrobiology and the Anthropocene Epoch V
Nov. 1
Rob Pfaff
Goddard Space Flight Center
It Is Rocket Science -- Remarkable Discoveries from NASA's Sounding Rocket Program 
Nov. 8
BLDG. 34
Rm W150
Kelly Brunt and Terry Hurford
Goddard Space Flight Center Antarctic Rifts as an Analog for Studying Tidal Motions along Cracks on Icy Satellites V
Nov. 15
BLDG. 34
Rm W150
Christopher Hamilton
University of Maryland/Goddard Space Flight Center
Volcanism on Io: Implications for a Subsurface Magma Ocean V

Nov. 22
BLDG. 34
Rm W150
Jennifer Heldmann
Ames Research Center
Mars: Periglacial Morphology and Ice Stability
Nov. 29
No Colloquium

Dec. 6
BLDG. 34
Rm W150

Keith Strong Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland The Solar Cycle Conundrum V
Dec. 13
BLDG. 34
Rm W150

Paul Ray
Naval Research Laboratory
Attack of the Gamma-Ray Spiders from Space! V
Dec. 20, 27, Jan. 3, 2014
No Colloquia

Jan. 10
Steven Anlage
University of Maryland
Play It Again Sam, This Time Backwards!
Jan. 17
Larry Nittler
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Exploring Mercury: Scientific Results from the MESSENGER Mission
Jan. 24

Ralph Lorenz
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Dune Worlds : How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes
Jan.  31
William McDonough
University of Maryland
Imaging the Earth's Interior with Geo-neutrinos

Other Information

Other Colloquia at Goddard

Scientific Colloquium Committee

Pawan Bhartia
Carlos Del Castillo
Larry Kepko Ann Parsons Dong Wu
Scott Braun, emeritus
Padi Boyd Jim Foster Hans Krimm Michelle Thaller Richard Ray, emeritus Molly Brown, emeritus
Eric Brown de Coulston Demos Kazanas Conor Nixon Dave Thompson, Chair Ed Sittler, emeritus

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 2013

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (alphabetic by name)

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2011 (chronological)

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