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Spring 2008
The series has now concluded.  Please visit for the current 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 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  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
Feb. 29
A. R. Ravishankara
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Role of Aerosols in Earth's Climate: From Radiative Forcing to Chemistry
Mar. 7
James Russell, III Hampton University
Overview and Science Results from the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) Mission V
Mar.  14
Don Ellison
North Carolina State University
Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Shocks
Mar. 21
No Colloquium

Mar. 28
Anthony Aguirre
University of California Santa Cruz
The Inflationary Multiverse
Apr. 4
William Noel
Walters Art Gallery
Eureka! The Archimedes Palimpsest
Apr. 11
Rachel Osten
University of Maryland
New Insights into the Physics of Stellar Flares V

Apr. 18
David Schiminovich Columbia University
A Journey through the Ultraviolet Universe: New Insights and Discoveries from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Apr. 25
Robert Adler
Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite-based Variations in Global Precipitation: Climate Scale to Floods

May 2
Kevin Baines
Jet Propoulsion Laboratory
Saturn in a New Light: Novel Views of Meteorology and Dynamics at Depth by Cassini/VIMS V
May 9 John Adam Old Dominion University Patterns in Nature V

May 16
John McDonald,III

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Contemporary Evidence-based Research in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

May 23
No Colloquium

May 30
Claude Canizares
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Rise of Cosmic X-Ray Spectroscopy
Aug. 14
(THURS, 2:30)
W. Patrick McCray
University of California, Santa Barbara
Keep Watching the Skies!: The Story of Operation Moonwatch and the Dawn of the Space Age

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How speakers are selected for the Goddard Scientific Colloquium

Other Colloquia and Seminars

Engineering Colloquia

Exploring Leadership Colloquia

Information Science and Technology Colloquium

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,

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (chronological)

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