Goddard Engineering Colloquia

Spring 2000 Schedule

All colloquia are held at 3:30 p. m. on Mondays in the Building 3 Auditorium, unless otherwise indicated below. Any changes in the schedule will be indicated on this page with the minimum possible delay.

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Date Topic Speaker
February 14 Future Telescopes on the Ground and in Space Roger Angel
University of Arizona
February 21
(No colloquium -- Holiday)
February 28 RoboCup: The Robot World Cup Soccer Games Peter Stone
AT&T Research Labs
March 6 Musical Chairs & Magic Carpets: Things That Think at the MIT Media Lab Joe Paradiso
MIT Media Laboratory
March 13 Cosmic Journeys: To the Edge of Gravity, Space, and Time Nick White
GSFC/Code 662
March 20 Gemini North Telescope:  Ground-Based Astronomy at the Diffraction Limit Wayne Van Citters 
March 27
    **** NOTE ---
      Location changed to
      Building 8 Auditorium
Eyewitness to the First Space Age: Some Lessons to Be Drawn W. Burrows
April 3 Visions of (20th Century) Technology Richard Rhodes
April 10
(No colloquium due to 
Hubble Space Telescope 
Celebration activities)
April 17 Impacts of Solar Storms on the North American Power Grid John Kappenman
MetaTech Corp. 
April 24 Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: The Ultra-Long Duration Balloon I. Steve Smith
GSFC/Code 820 (Wallops) 
May 1 Low Energy Routes Using Chaos in Space Travel and Astronomy Edward Belbruno
Princeton University
May 8 The C&O Canal: Marvelous Engineering Failure Arthur D. Delagrange
May 15 Mars Exploration and the New Millennium Benton Clark
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
May 22 Using the Internet Protocols in Space (And Other Unusual Locations!) Ron Parise
Computer Sciences Corp.
May 29
(No colloquium -- Holiday)
June 5 NASA’s North Pole Expedition, 1999 Michael Comberiate

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