Recent Past Lectures

Here are a few selected recently completed Colloquium lectures:

February 6, 2018: Frontiers of Space Radiation by John Norbury

January 9, 2018: Biochar – Environmental Superstar by Doris Hamill

November 7, 2017: Stone, Bone, and Clay: Virginia Indians’ History of 18,000 Years by Karenne Wood

October 3, 2017: Discovering the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope by John Mather (winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics)

September 12, 2017: Fracking for Shale Gas/Oil 2008-2017: What Do We Know Now That We Did Not Know Then? by Tony Ingraffea

August 8, 2017: When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do? by Seth Shostak (video within Langley firewall only.)

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.)

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.