Discover NASA with CTSGC

Join NASA CT Space Grant as we explore space and related topics with NASA professionals. Monthly virtual sessions will feature a speaker from NASA, moderated by a member of the CT Space Grant Consortium.

Register to Participate:

  • Please register to participate using this link (Google Forms)
  • You must use your college/university email to register
  • Registrations for the April 10, 2024 session will be accepted through April 9, 2024. The participation link will be sent to registrants on before the session via the email provided at registration.

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Shadia R Habbal is currently a Professor of Astronomy at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii. She was recently awarded the UH Board of Regents Excellence in Research Medal in May 2023. Her research accomplishments include the leadership of an international group of scientists and engineers, called The Solar WInd Sherpas who embarked on observations of the solar corona during total solar eclipses starting in 1995, and who have completed 20 expeditions, including the 2024 April 8 total solar eclipse. Her research has been supported mostly by grants from the US National Science Foundation and NASA. In addition to her academic career, she has also been serving as Scientific Editor for the Astrophysical Journal since 2012.”

Education, Academic Background, and More Recent Academic Positions
Ph.D. Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.Phil. Physics, American University of Beirut, 1973
B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics, University of Damascus, 1970
2005- Professor and Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii; 2021-2022 Graduate Chair; 2006-2012, 2015 – 2020 Faculty Chair

Upcoming sessions:


Date Featured Speaker Topic
Nov. 14, 2023 Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Former NASA Astronaut; Director, Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium; Professor of the Practice of Aerospace Engineering, MIT
Mars, MOXIE, and the Future of Human Space Flight
Apr. 10, 2024 Christopher Koehler
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
Finding Your Pathway to Space
Apr. 23, 2024 Terry Shehata, Ph.D.
Director, NASA Maine Space Grant Consortium
Maine Spaceport
Apr. 24, 2024 Shadia Habbal, Ph. D.
Institute of Astronomy, University of Hawai’i
The Scientific Magic of Total Solar Eclipses

2023/2024 Sessions:

2022/2023 Sessions:

If you are interested in a recording of one of our past sessions to share as the host of a watch party, please contact your CTSGC Campus Director for information.