About the lectures

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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.

May 2, 2017: The Art of Electronics: A Tour of Adafruit Industries by Limor “Ladyada” Fried

May 4, 2017: Missions for Makers by Dale Dougherty (A special colloquium supporting the Langley Centennial)

June 1, 2017: A talk by John Mather

July 2017: No Colloquium (100th Anniversary Symposium instead)

August 8, 2017: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? by Seth Shostak

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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.

May 2, 2017: Start, Grow, and Sustain an Innovative Business, Daniel R. Morris

May 4, 2017: Missions for Makers by Dale Dougherty (A special talk supporting the Langley Centennial)

June 1, 2017: A talk by John Mather

July 2017: No Sigma this month

August 8, 2017: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? Seth Shostak

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.