Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Balancing Precariously on Giants’ Shoulders: Landsat and Project Science

Dr. James R. Irons: "The two best aspects of coming to work for 35 years at GSFC have been the opportunity to work on research and projects of societal consequence and the opportunity to work with and around an amazing array of colleagues. The handwork, dedication, and skill of the GSFC workforce have inspired me to try my best to contribute to important efforts. I found my most gratifying niche as a part of the Landsat program. I will attempt to share my experience and observations working across GSFC Directorates to play a role in a couple of successful Landsat missions."

Dr. James R. Irons, NASA GSFC, Deputy Director, Earth Sciences Division

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

From Picking Potatoes to Measuring the Biggest Bangs in the Solar System— Always a Farm Boy!

Dr. Brian R. Dennis: "I will describe my formative years in England and my career in the United States, starting in 1964 at the University of Rochester, NY, and, since 1967, at Goddard. I will summarize our present understanding of how solar flares work, derived partly from observations made with more-and-more advanced X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometers, culminating with the Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI). Finally, I will review possible advances in instrumentation that could lead to major breakthroughs in the future."

Dr. Brian R.Dennis, NASA GSFC, Solar Physics Laboratory