Colloquium Lectures: 1970s


January 29, 1979. Space and the Oceans, Captain Jacques Yves Cousteau, Explorer, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer, The Cousteau Society, New York, NY.

February 12, 1979. Planning Advanced Energy Technologies (Fusion, MHD, and Satellite Power Systems Examples), Dr. Robert A. Summers, Executive Director for R & D, Coordination Council, Department of Energy, Washington, DC.

March 12, 1979. The Influence of Life on the Evolution of the Atmosphere, Dr. James C. G. Walker, Head, Ionospheric Research, National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, Arecibo, PR.

April 9, 1979. The Future of International Space, Mr. Robert B. Hotz, Editor and Publisher, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Washington, DC.

May 14, 1979. The Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline, Mr. Edward L. Patton Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Bellevue, WA.

June 11, 1979. Scientific Investigations of The Shroud of Turin, Dr. Adam J. Otterbein, President, Holy Shroud Guild of America, Holy Family Retreat, Hampton, VA, and Dr. John P. Jackson, Professor, Department of Physics, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.

July 23, 1979. Watts in the Sea: Energy from the Ocean, Mr. John R. Justus, Science Policy Analyst for Earth Science and Ocean Affairs, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

August 13, 1979. High-Speed Aerodynamic Research – Rocket-Propelled Models, Mr. Joseph A. Shortal, Retired Chief, Pilotless Aircraft Research Division, NASA Langley Research Ctr., Hampton, VA.

September 27, 1979. Some Problems of Freedom, Dr. William F. Buckley, Jr., Author, Editor, Lecturer, “The National Review”, New York, NY.

October 15, 1979. Ethics in Science and Technology, Dr. Vivian Weil, Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.

November 19, 1979. Nuclear Energy Debate: A Case Against, Mr. Stuart Diamond, Journalist, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, “Newsday”, Long Island, NY; A Case For, Dr. Carl Walske, Physicist, President, Atomic Industrial Forum, Washington, DC; Moderator, Mr. Thomas N. Downing, Former U.S. Congressman, Hampton, VA.

December 17, 1979. Alone Against the Atlantic – The Voyage of Yankee Girl, Mr. Gerry Spiess, Engineer, Sailor, White Bear Lake, MN.


January 16, 1978. The Future of the American Family, Mr. James A. Michener, St. Michaels, MD.

February 2, 1978. Alaska Pipeline, (program cancelled due to due to weather problems), Mr. Edward L. Patton, Ch. and Chief Exec. Officer, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Anchorage, AL.

February 27, 1978. Commercial Air Transportation Development in the Next Three Decades, Mr. H. W. Withington, Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.

March 13, 1978. Herb Use and Abuse, Dr. Walter H. Lewis, Professor of Botany, Washington University, St. Louis, MI.

April 20, 1978. Applications of “Catastrophe Theory”, Prof. E. Christopher Zeeman, University of Warwick, Coventry, England.

May 1, 1978. The U.S. Economy & Current Economic Policies, Dr. Milton Friedman, Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford U., Stanford, CA.

May 30, 1978. Major Policy Issures Facing NASA, Dr. Robert A. Frosch, Administrator, NASA, Washington, DC.

June 12, 1978. The Wright Brothers, Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, Lindbergh Prof. of Aerospace History, National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.

July 31, 1978. Engine Options for Supersonic Cruise Aircraft, Dr. Peter H. Calder, Project Director Olympus 593, Rolls-Royce Limited, Aero Division, Bristol, England.

August 7, 1978. New Energy Technology, Dr. Eric H. Willis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, Department of Energy, Washington, DC.

September 18, 1978. Biology of Human Aging, Dr. Leonard Hayflick, Senior Research Cell Biologist, Children’s Hospital Medical Ctr., Bruce Lyon Memorial Research Laboratory, Oakland, CA.

October 5, 1978. The Space Shuttle, Dr. Donald K. (Deke) Slayton, Manager of Orbital Flight Test for the Space Shuttle Project Office, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Ctr., Houston, TX.

October 16, 1978. Hydrodynamics and Performance of Sailing Vessels, Dr. Jerome H. Milgrim, Department of Ocean Eng’g, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

November 13, 1978. Humans in the Universe, Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller, Architect, Carbondale, IL.

December 11, 1978. Nondestructive Evaluation – Its Growing Importance for the 1980’s, Mr. Harold Berger, Chief of the Office of Nondestructive Evaluation, National Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.


January 10, 1977. East-Coast Viking Presentation, Participants: Dr. Gerald A. Soffen, (Langley Research Center), Dr. Michael H. Carr, (U.S. Geological Survey), Dr. Harold P. Klein, (Ames Research Center).

February 7, 1977. A Saga of Black History, Dr. Alex Haley, Program cancelled due to illness of Dr. Haley.

March 14, 1977. Computer Simulation of Medical Phenomena, Dr. Harvey Greenfield, College of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

April 15, 1977. Earthquakes, Dr. Charles Thiel, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

May 2, 1977. The Moon as Threshold, Dr. Isaac Asimov, Science and Science Fiction Writer, New York, NY.

June 13, 1977. Recollections from a Career in Aeronautics, Dr. Robert T. Jones, Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center.

July 11, 1977. A Look at Deep Ocean Mining, Dr. James J. Victory, Deepsea Ventures, Inc., Gloucester Point, VA.

August 15, 1977. The Economic Outlook for The United States, Dr. Leland E. Traywick, Director, Bureau of Business Research, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

September 12, 1977. The Heresy that Became, Dr. Walter Sullivan, Science Editor, New York Times, New York, NY.

October 14, 1977. Terrorism and Law Enforcement, Sir Robert Mark, Former Director, New Scotland Yard, London, England.

November 14, 1977. Recent Developments in Solar Energy, Dr. Edgar M. Cortright, Vice Pres., Technical Dir., Owens Illinois, Inc.

December 19, 1977. A Personal View of the Early Years of the Computer Revolution, Dr. James H. Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Div. of Numerical Analysis and Computing, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England.


January 12, 1976. A Bicentennial Look at America – Crisis of Confidence, Dr. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities, City University of New York, New York, NY.

February 9, 1976. With a View to Their Practical Solution – Sixty Years with the NACA and NASA, Dr. Eugene M. Emme, NASA Historian, Washington, DC.

March 8, 1976. Science in the Revolutionary Era, Dr. Brooke Hindle, Director, Nat. Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

April 12, 1976. New Frontiers in Consumer Affairs, Ms. Virginia H. Knauer, Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.

May 10, 1976. Studying Animals and Their Habitat Using Satellite Technology, Dr. John J. Craighead, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Missoula, MN.

June 28, 1976. The Origins of Life, Dr. Leslie E. Orgel, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA.

July 12, 1976. The Soviet Space Program in 1976 – How Did it Get Here? Where is it Going?, Dr. Charles S. Sheldon II, Chief, Science Policy Research Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

August 5, 1976. Why Man Explores (Film of panel discussion sponsored by Langley Research Center and held at Pasadena, CA, on July 2, 1976), Norman Cousins, Editor, Saturday Review Magazine, Ray Bradbury, Science Fiction Writer, Jacques Cousteau, Undersea Explorer, James Michener, Novelist and Travel Writer, and Philip Morrison, Professor of Physics, MIT.

August 9, 1976. Creative Cosmology – Universe of the Mind, Dr. Frederic B. Jueneman, Director/Research INCA, “Innovative Notebook” Columnist, Industrial Research Magazine, San Jose, CA.

September 2, 1976. Vikings at Mars – The Early Results, Dr. Wm. H. Michael, Jr., Team Leader of the Viking Mars Mission Radio Science Team, Spec. Asst. to Center Director, Langley Research Center.

September 29, 1976. Alternate Energy Sources, Dr. Dixy Lee Ray, Former Head, AEC, Fox Island, WA.

October 26, 1976. The Mood of the Nation, Dr. George H. Gallup, Founder of the Gallup Poll, Princeton, NJ.

December 13, 1976. ESP: Science, Sorcery, or Skulduggery, Dr. Persi Diaconis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.


January 13, 1975. The Dynamics of Long Term Energy Availability: The 40 Year Brownout, Dr. Dennis Meadows, Thayer School of Eng’g, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

February 10, 1975. Speech Sounds by and for Machines, Dr. C. H. Coker, Bell Laboratories, Murryhill, NJ.

March 11, 1975. Exploring the Planets with Spacecraft: Accomplishments to Date, Mr. Donald G. Rea, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

April 14, 1975. Stalking the Ghost of Homas Malthus, Mr. Gerard Piel, President, Scientific American, New York, NY.

May 12, 1975. The Apparent Flow of Time and the Expansion of the Universe, Professor Thomas Gold, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

May 19, 1975. The Scientific Potential of the UFO Problems, Professor P. A. Sturrock, Space Science and Astrophys., Stanford University.

July 14, 1975. Primate Intelligence and Language, Dr. Duane M. Rumbaugh, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

August 11, 1975. Laser Revolution in Spectroscopy, Prof. Arthur L. Schawlow, Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

September 8, 1975. The Energy Crisis and the American Future, Stewart L. Udall, Former Secretary of Interior.

October 31, 1975. Space Colonization and Energy Supply to the Earth, Prof. G. K. O’Neill, Physics Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

November 10, 1975. New Frontiers for Man and the Natural Environment, Dr. William E. Cooper, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI.

December 8, 1975. Genetic Engineering – How Great is the Danger?, Dr. Bernard D. Davis, Bacterial Physiology Unit, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.


January 14, 1974. Powered Artificial Limbs, Mr. Woodrow Seamone, Missile Control Systems, The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Silver Spring, MD.

February 11, 1974. Aircraft Noise – An Academic View, Prof. Jack L. Kerrebrock, Dir., Gas Turbine Lab. and Dir., Space Propulsion Lab., Mass. Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

March 11, 1974. Atmospheric Modeling, Dr. Warren M. Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.

April 1, 1974. In Defense of Technology, Dr. Peter Beckmann, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

May 13, 1974. Urban Planning and Transportation in Light of the Energy Crisis, Dr. Elliot Montroll, University of Rochester, Physics Department, Rochester, NY.

June 10, 1974. Solid Surfaces – Recent Progress and Future Promise, Prof. Harry C. Gatos, Mass. Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

July 8, 1974. The Great World Transformation Today, Dr. John Platt, Mental Health Research Inst., University of Michigan.

August 12, 1974. Paleomagnetism and Its Contribution to the Recent Revolution in Earth Sciences, Prof. Robert B. Hargraves, Dept. of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University.

September 17, 1974. Control of Environmental Systems, Dr. William Cooper, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University.

October 4, 1974. — Not Presented —

November 11, 1974. Nature’s Sonar (Echo Location in Bats), Dr. Alvin Novick, Yale University, Dept. of Biology, New Haven, CT.

December 9, 1974. An Aerodynamicist’s Bag of Tricks – That Help Him Make Better Airplanes, Mr. A. M. O. Smith, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, CA.


January 15, 1973. A Rapid Review of Eastern American Prehistory, Dr. James B. Griffin, Director, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

March 12, 1973. ESP: A Not so Uncommon Sense, Prof. Gertrude Schmeidler, Department of Psychology, City College of New York, New York, NY.

April 9, 1973. The Development of Airplane Structures, Dr. Nicholas J. Hoff, Visiting Professor, School of Eng’g Science and Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 225 North Avene, NW, Atlanta, GA.

May 14, 1973. The Coastal Seas – National Marine Resources, Dr. William J. Hargis, Jr., Director, Virginia Inst. of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA.

June 11, 1973. Breakthrough in Housing Technology, William J. Werner, Manager Housing Systems, Div. of Bldg. Technology and Site Operations, Dept. of Housing & Uban Develop., Washington, DC.

July 16, 1973. Problems of Air Transportation Associated with Major U.S. Cities, Mr. Charles Leedham, Commissioner, Dept. of Marine and Aviation, New York, NY.

August 13, 1973. The Supercritical Wing, Dr. Richard T. Whitcomb, Head, Transonic Aerodyn. Br., High-Speed Aircraft Division, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.

September 10, 1973. The Chemical Basis of Extraterrestrial Life, Prof. Cyril Ponnamperuma, Dir., Lab. of Chemical Evolution, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Maryland.

October 15, 1973. Parapsychology and Physics, Dr. Edgar M. Mitchell, Dir., Inst. of Noetic Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.

November 15, 1973. Energy-Present Status and Implications, Dr. Marjorie P. Meinel, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. / Solar Energy – Solution and Technical Considerations, Dr. Aden B. Meinel, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. / Energy – A Reorientation In Demand, Mr. Roger S. Carlsmith, ORNL-NSF Environmental Prog., Oak Ridge, TN.

December 10, 1973. New View of Man and the Universe in Light of the Space Age, Dr. Immanual Velikovsky, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.


January 10, 1972. Shock Waves, Prof. Hans Liepmann, California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

February 14, 1972. Complex Molecules in Outer Space, Dr. David Buhle, Nat. Radio Astronomy Observatory, Greenbank, WVA.

March 13, 1972. High Energy Sources in Space, Prof. Wolfgang Priester, Director, Astronomical Inst. University of Bonn, Bonn, West Germany.

April 10, 1972. Energy, Life, and Climate, Dr. David M. Gates, Prof. of Botony and Director, Biological Station, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

May 8, 1972. Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Dr. Frank Drake, Director, Nat. Atmospheric and Inospheric Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY .

June 12, 1972. Einstein’s Biggest Mistake and How Not to Make It, Mr. Frederik Pohl, Author/Editor Red Bank, NJ.

July 17, 1972. The Relationship Between Human and Machine Thinking, Dr. I. J. Good, Univ. Professor of Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Inst, Blacksburg, VA.

August 14, 1972. Science and Control of Social Behavior, Dr. Israel Goldiamond, Prof. of Psychology, Depts. of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

September 18, 1972. Concorde – A Technical Updating, E. H. Burgess, British Aircraft Corporation, Great Britain.

October 16, 1972. Mariner 9 Review: Mars from Mariner 9: Implications for Viking, Dr. Carl Sagan, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and Preliminary Geologic, Harold Masursky, Results from Mariner 9, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Astrogeology, Flagstaff, AZ.

November 13, 1972. Research Applications for National Needs, Mr. Sidney Sternberg, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

December 4, 1972. Biofeedback for Mind-Body Self-Regulation, Dr. Elmer Green, Head, Psychophysiology Lab., The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS.


October 18, 1971. The U.S. Space Program Through the 70’s, Dr. Wernher von Braun, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA, Washington, DC.

November 8, 1971. The Year 2000. Mr. Barry Bruce-Briggs, Hudson Institute, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

December 13, 1971. Artificial Intelligence, Prof. Marvin Minsky, Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory MIT, Cambridge, MA.