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Spring 2009
The Spring series has ended.  Please watch for the Fall 2009 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 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
Feb. 26
2:30 p.m
Sandra Faber
Lick Observatory
The Galaxy-Forming Main Sequence
Mar. 6
No Colloquium

Mar. 13
Chung-Pei Ma
University of California, Berkeley
Galaxy Mergers in a Lambda-Cold-Dark-Matter Universe
Mar. 20
Gary Horowitz
University of California, Santa Barbars
Quantum Black Holes

Mar. 27
Shawn-Yu Lin
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Non-periodic Nanostructure: a New Pathway to Control the Flow of Light
Apr. 3
John Clarke
Boston University
HST (and other) Observations of the Aurora on Jupiter and Saturn
Apr. 10
No Colloquium

Apr. 17
Peter Smith
University of Arizona
The Journey of the Phoenix (Mars Lander)
Apr. 24
Allan MacDonald University of Texas
Graphene: Exploring Carbon Flatland
May 1
Daniel Jacob
Harvard University
New Understanding of Air Polution: the Perspective from Space
May 8
Dara Entekhabi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Land-Atmosphere Interactions
May 15
Steve Ritz
Goddard Space Flight Center
Early Results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

May 22 and May29
No Colloquium

June 5
Michael Mumma
Goddard Space Flight Center
Methane on Mars — Geology, Biology, Neither, or Both?

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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
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,  Fall 2008

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

Listing of Colloquium Speakers 1965-2006 (chronological)

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