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The Perplexing Solar Corona and the Space Environment It Creates: Lecture with NASA’s Nicholeen Viall November 7

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. NASA Observatories examining the atmosphere of the Sun are revealing extraordinary detail in the solar corona. Material from this mysteriously super-hot outer layer expands outwards to become the solar wind, accelerating beyond the speed of sound and bathing …

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IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE! Exploring Earth’s Escaping Atmosphere with NASA’s Douglas Rowland on October 17

Posted by: Jennifer Harbster

NASA's Dr. Rowland will talk about atmospheric escape, his adventures in Norway, and what is being learned from the VISIONS-2 data in his lecture, Exploring Our Escaping Atmosphere: Going above the Top of the World to Watch the Sky, on Thursday, October 17, from 11:30 a.m.-12::30 p.m. in the Madison building's third floor Pickford Theater.

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Cosmic Explosions and Cosmic Accelerators: NASA Lecture with Dr. Regina Caputo on August 8

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In the past, our understanding of the universe came from studying visible light. Over the last 90 years, astronomers have extended this view to other forms of light, from radio waves to gamma rays. However, light isn’t the …

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Hurricane Hunting NASA Style: Lecture with Research Meteorologist Scott Braun June 13

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. Overshadowed by an outbreak of tornadoes in May, the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1.  NASA Goddard research meteorologist Scott Braun will present a timely lecture on how NASA is using space-based and airborne measurements to …

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Planet-Hunting NASA Astrophysicist, Elisa Quintana, to Speak at the Library May 9

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. The next speaker in the NASA Goddard lecture series, Elisa Quintana, never dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist, but happened to take physics at the University of California, San Diego, and was fortunate to work with Professor Sally Ride. …

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Back to the Moon! NASA Scientist Noah Petro to Talk April 30 about Apollo at 50 and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, around 530 million of us watched in amazement as first Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin left the lunar module Eagle and stepped out on the surface of the moon.  Michael …

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2019 NASA Goddard Earth & Space Science Talks Announced

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

This post was written by Science Reference Specialist Stephanie Marcus. The Science, Technology and Business Division is partnering with NASA Goddard for the thirteenth year of earth and space science lectures.  The eight talks will be held in the Mary Pickford Theater in the Library’s James Madison Building.  Each will be recorded and available at …

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The Parker Solar Probe, Mission to “Touch the Sun”: December 6 NASA Lecture with Dr. Alex Young

Posted by: Angel Vu

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. One of NASA’s most exciting missions, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) launched from Cape Canaveral on August 12, 2018. The mission’s findings will help researchers improve forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites, …