Goddard Visitor Center Events:
Gerald Soffen Lecture Series
The Gerald Soffen Lecture Series is our monthly program for showcasing the great work done here at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Each month features different speakers tackling a variety of topics, from Earth Science to Engineering (and everything in between!).
The 2012-2013 series has concluded -- thank you to all who have come out!
Previous lectures are available for viewing online at
Please stay tuned for information about future lectures!
During his 30-year NASA career, Dr. Gerald Soffen (1926-2000) led the science team for NASA's Viking program, was Director of Life Sciences at NASA Headquarters, Project scientist for NASA's Earth Observing System, and created NASA Academy, NASA's premiere leadership training internship. The Viking 2 lander was posthumously named after Dr. Soffen and a crater on Mars was named "Soffen." He was best known, however, for his passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture will start promptly at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Visitors are still welcome to attend without pre-registration. Please note that attendees who have submitted pre-registration forms will have priority for seating, and that overflow seating may be required to accommodate all guests.
NOTE: This event is intended for an older audience. Children are welcome, but please recognize that younger children may not find the content or format particularly engaging.
Event Schedule:(Please register in advance by clicking on the Title link or Register Now link below. )