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NASA Ames Technical Library

NASA Ames Technical Library

Director's Colloquia

DVD recordings of these colloquia may be checked out from the Main and Life Sciences libraries:

August 19, 2008
When will we Discover the Extraterrestrials? / Dr. Seth Shostak (AAV-2265)

August 12, 2008
Missions to Investigate the Polar Ice of Mars: Phoenix and Beyond / Dr. Christopher McKay (AAV-2261)

August 7, 2008
Prospects for Defeating Aging Altogether / Dr. Aubrey de Grey (AAV-2259)

August 5, 2008
Protecting Earth from Asteroids / Dr. S. Pete Worden (AAV-2258)

July 31, 2008
The Dark Side of the Universe / Professor Patricia Burchat (AAV-2255)

July 29, 2008
Exploring for Evidence of Habitable Environments and Life on Early Earth and on Mars / Dr. David Des Marais (AAV-2254)

July 22, 2008
Synopsis of Ames’ Contribution to Entry Technology and Applications: An Historical Perspective 1953-2036 / Dr. James Arnold (AAV-2251)

July 15, 2008
From Infrared Astrophysics to Astrobiology / Dr. Louis Allamandola (AAV-2249)

July 10, 2008
Future of Air Travel – the Commercial Side / Andrew Magill (AAV-2248)

July 8, 2008
Life in Extreme Environments: Sunburn, Sex and Life in the Universe / Dr. Lynn Rothschild (AAV-2247)

June 24, 2008
Global Research into Energy and the Environment at NASA (GREEN) / Dr. Jonathan Trent (AAV-2243)

June 17, 2008
Prospecting for Water Ice on the Moon: NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission / Dr. Jennifer Heldmann (AAV-2240)

June 10, 2008
Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of NASA: The Giants on Whose Shoulders We Stood / John W. Boyd (AAV-2239)

December 5, 2007
Energy from Space: The Case for R&D / Dr. Marty Hoffert (AAV-2204)

November 27, 2007
Ocean Exploration for the 21st Century / Dr. Marcia McNutt (AAV-2203)

November 16, 2007
Air Transportation: A Tale of Prisoners, Sheep and Autocrats / Dr. George Donohue (AAV-2202)

August 21, 2007
The High Lakes Project / Nathalie Cabrol (AAV-2201)

August 14, 2007
Titan: Rain, Storms, Lakes and Organic Goo / Dr. Chris McKay (AAV-2189)

August 7, 2007
Samples Returned to Earth From Comet 81P/Wild 2 by the Stardust Spacecraft / Scott Sandford (AAV-2200)

May 9, 2007
Nobel Prize Winner / John Mather (AAV-2152)

May 3, 2007
Google Goes Solar / Robyn Beavers (AAV-2130)

March 13, 2007
The Asteroid Option: Sending Small Bodies to Small Bodies / Tom Jones (AAV-2150)

January 31, 2007
Exploration of the USS Macon with Advanced Marine Technology / Chris Grech and Steve Rock (AAV-2136)

January 9, 2007
Expedition 13 Debrief / Jeff Williams (AAV-2124)

October 25, 2006
View from the Center of the Universe / Joel Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams (AAV-2109)

July 20, 2006
The Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission / Scott Sandford (AAV-2095)

April 12, 2006
Return to Flight Discovery’s Mission to the International Space Station / Steve Robinson (AAV-2078)

May 19, 2005
Sustainable Seas – The Vision and Reality / Dr. Sylvia Earle (AAV-1996)

April 28, 2005
The Ten Most Important Lessons You Didn’t Learn in Engineering School / Dr. William Ballhaus (AAV-1994)

April 21, 2005
The New Universe / Jonathan Dorfan (AAV-1986)

January 20, 2005
Encouraging Girls and Women in Science and Engineering / Dr. Sally Ride (AAV-1972)

September 20, 2004
Electro-Magnetic Guns for the Navy / Professor Hans Mark (AAV-1954)

August 19, 2004
Creating a Star in the Laboratory / Dr. Michael Anastasio (AAV-1948)

August 10, 2004
The Optiputer: Using Networks to Create Planetary-Scale Supercomputer / Professor Larry Smarr (AAV-1946)

July 30, 2004
Science Results from Spirit and Opportunity / Professor Steven Squyres (AAV-1945)

June 10, 2004
The Discovery of Superfluidity in Helium-3 as Seen Through the Eyes of a Graduate Student / Professor Doug Osheroff (AAV-1939)

October 21, 2003
Understanding and Appreciating the Wright Brothers / William F. Chana (AAV-1892)

April 16, 2003
A New Kind of Science / Dr. Stephen Wolfram (AAV-1856)

February 3, 2003
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project / Professor Steven Squyres (AAV-1835)

December 5, 2001
The Tuskegee Airmen / Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (AAV-1813)

October 16, 2000
Everest Environmental Expedition 2000: Mission Success with Extreme Risk / Robert Hoffman (AAV-1991)

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Main Library:
     N202, room B1
     MS 202-3
     8:00 to 4:30

Life Sciences Library:
     N239, room B53
     MS 239-13
     8:00 to 4:30

Liaison: Eugene Miya