The Colloquium Lectures at NASA Langley provide monthly lectures and demonstrations related to science and technology. These lectures are intended to stimulate the creative processes of Langley employees, and enhance the quality of life at Langley by providing more opportunities for learning. These lectures are open to NASA employees, NASA contractors, and other invited guests.
August 8, 2017: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? by Seth Shostak
October 3, 2017: Discovering the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope by John Mather (winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics)
Information is available about …
- upcoming Colloquium Lectures
- recent past lectures
- the 45th anniversary celebration
- the 40th anniversary celebration
- all lectures since the series began in October 1971
The Sigma Series Lectures, presented at the Virginia Air and Space Center in downtown Hampton, provide to the general public this same opportunity for exposure to interesting technical topics. These lectures, however, are usually at a somewhat less detailed level, because the audience may consist of people with non-technical backgrounds in addition to local high school and college students.
August 8, 2017: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? Seth Shostak
October 3, 2017: Where Did We Come From, Where are We Going? Finding Out with the James Webb Space Telescope by John Mather (winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics)
Information is available about additional upcoming Sigma Series Lectures.
The guests and topics for both the Colloquium and Sigma Series Lectures are selected by a committee of NASA Langley employees representing the different technical organizations at the Center. If you have a suggestion for a future lecture topic, please contact the committee.