Space Science and Engineering Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) will celebrate its first half-century of research, discovery, and innovation on September 10, 2015 at the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Board of Regents officially established SSEC on August 20, 1965 with Verner E. Suomi as its first director. With the field of satellite meteorology beginning to emerge, the university’s support allowed SSEC to play a significant role in ushering in a new scientific era. Suomi’s contributions would later earn him the title of “Father of Satellite Meteorology.”

In the fifty years since, our scientists, engineers, and leaders have grown an organization with an international reputation for excellence.

At the 50th Anniversary program we will feature stories and reminiscences of the people, events, and scientific strides that are central to our past.

And foundational to our future.

Additional Resources

SSEC 50th Commemorative Volume

Read more in a special anniversary edition of Through the Atmosphere »

Media Slideshow