This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.
Dr. Padi Boyd (Courtesy of NASA) https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/patricia.t.boyd
Dr. Padi Boyd, Chief of the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak at the Library of Congress about the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system and the evolving view of our place in the universe. Dr. Boyd has been involved with the Kepler mission to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy for earth-sized and smaller planets and was also the Deputy Project Scientist for Operations on the Hubble Space Telescope. She is the director of the Guest Investigator Program for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Mission (a NASA Explorer Mission launching in 2018). The Library hosted a talk on TESS in 2015.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building
For inquiries about this program, contact Stephanie Marcus in the Science, Technology & Business Division at [email protected] or the division office at: (202) 707-1212. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
The lecture will be later broadcast on the library’s webcast page and YouTube channel “Topics in Science” playlist.
American investigative reporter, non-fiction author and filmmaker David France will discuss his book How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, a definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic. Inspired by his Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name, How to Survive a Plague is […]
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Now that we’ve had the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, it’s time to move on to the next big event on NASA’s calendar, and that is the Grand Finale of the Cassini-Huygens Mission, a cooperative project of NASA, the […]
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. We’ve heard a great deal recently about Jupiter (Juno Mission) and Pluto (New Horizons), and soon the Science, Technology & Business Division will present a program on Saturn (Cassini), but what about Venus? Except for programs on the […]
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since 1979 — and the first that has traversed the entire continent coast-to-coast since June 8, 1918. […]
This post was authored by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D., Science Reference & Research Specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress. On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Dr. Christopher Ketcham will discuss the need to balance the economic value of commercial ventures with safety and ethical concerns for life on Earth […]
This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The Science, Technology and Business Division is presenting “NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO): Preparing Astronauts for Space Exploration” with Dr. Kelsey Young in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, on Thursday, May 4, […]
Blazars, pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, dark matter, behind-the-limb solar flares, black holes, micro black holes, Fermi bubbles, and antimatter! The Science, Technology and Business Division’s NASA/Goddard lecture series begins its eleventh season with “The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope: Opening a Window on the Extreme Universe.” Julie McEnery, Fermi Project Scientist and an astrophysicist in the Astroparticle […]
In August of 1990 surfer, sailor and marine conservationist, Jonathan White, led a seminar aboard his small schooner, Crusader, sailing among the islands and natural wonders of the Alaskan Panhandle. Anchoring for the evening in Kalinin Bay, White, his crew and passengers went to bed, awakening to find that a nighttime gale had left them […]
Lecture series coordinators Sean Bryant and Stephanie Marcus, Science, Technology and Business Division, contributed to this blog post. Spring has arrived, and with that, we are getting ready to kick off our annual Earth and Space Science lecture series, now in its eleventh year. The series is a partnership between the NASA Goddard Space Flight […]