Recent Past Lectures

Here are a few selected recently completed Colloquium lectures:

April 4, 2017: Rescuing the American Chestnut Tree, William Powell

March 7, 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly (Note: No video will be posted.)

February 7, 2017: Apollo 1, Andrew Chaikin (video within Langley firewall only.)

December 6, 2016: When the Moon Eats the Sun: The Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017, by Phil Plait (video within Langley firewall only). The Sigma talk was Death From The Skies!

November 1, 2016: First Electronic Digital Computer, by Seymour B. Horowitz (video within Langley firewall only)

October 4, 2016: A League of Extraordinary Machines, by Jack W. Davidson (video within Langley firewall only)


September 13, 2016: Climate Modeling: Its history and prediction of future climate change, by Warren M. Washington (45th Anniversary Colloquium – video within Langley firewall only)

Viewing Past Lectures

Video recordings are currently made of all Colloquium Lectures, and many of the past lectures were also recorded (DVD, VHS, Beta, or audio cassette). These recordings can be borrowed, by employees and contractors of NASA Langley Research Center only, from Langley’s Technical Library (x42356). Since December 2013, online versions of the lectures are also made available within the NASA Langley firewall. Additional past lectures are being added to this collection as time permits. The Colloquium Committee is not responsible for the choice of which lectures to include in the on-line collection.

list of past colloquium lectures is available to help you select which lectures you’d like to catch up on. Note that these lectures are the intellectual property of the individual speakers and may not be copied, distributed, or used for any purpose other than personal viewing.