Observational Cosmology Laboratory

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 20, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SED Director's Seminar
Hosted by Earth Sciences

Earth’s Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) from Space: A Story in Three Acts
- Joe Santanello w/PBL Working Group: ‘PBL Science, Community Building, and Influence at GSFC and Beyond’
- Jeff Piepmeier: ‘Investment: The Long Arc of Microwave Technology Development at GSFC’
- Rachael Kroodsma, Mark Stephen, Antonia Gambacorta, Fabrizio Gambini, Shawn Serbin: ‘Payoff: The Dawn of the Hyperspectral Microwave Era for PBL Science’
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Monday, May 20, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
ExEP Tech Colloquium (Virtual)
Exoplanet Exploration Program Technology Colloquium: The Coronagraph Design Survey
Rus Belikov (NASA/ARC), Chris Stark (NASA/GSFC)

In January 2023, the Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP) kicked off the Coronagraph Design Survey, chartered to collect and document a broad range of coronagraph designs that may be applicable for NASA’s Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO). The working group that conducted the Survey, led by Rus Belikov (ARC) and Chris Stark (GSFC), cast a very wide net capturing known and never-heard-of-before novel coronagraph designs. They have completed their 17-month study and will be delivering a final report to the HWO Technical Assessment Group (TAG). Come hear their public briefing of what they learned, and how the results of their survey help point the way to future direct imaging of Earth-like planets.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Too much and too little water: Using hydrometeorological modeling to characterize and understand water extremes
Dr. Mimi Hughes, Research Meteorologist, NOAA’s Physical Sciences Laboratory
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