About the series

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Because of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing the celebration of the 50th anniversary from October 2021 until June 2022.

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 typically begin at 2pm on the first Tuesday of each month. They are open only to NASA employees, NASA contractors, and other invited guests.

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The Sigma Series Lectures, presented at the Virginia Air and Space Science 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. They typically begin at 730pm.

Until further notice lectures will be virtual. Connection information for the Colloquium will be sent to NASA Langley employees and contractors before the event. Connection information for the the Sigma Series is posted when it is available.

Upcoming lectures include

February 1, 2022. Offshore Wind and Hampton Roads: Opportunities for Leadership and Innovation, by Jerry Cronin & Matt Smith [2pm Colloquium | 730pm Sigma]

March 1, 2022. TBD

April 5, 2022. TBD

May 3, 2022. TBD

June 7, 2022. (COVID-19 permitting) 50th Anniversary Retrospective and Celebration!

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.

If you would like to receive e-mail notifications about upcoming Sigma lectures, please send a message to sigma-series-subscribe@lists.nasa.gov and follow the confirmation instructions you’ll receive.

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