Capital Science Evenings

Lectures are free and open to the public and are held at the Carnegie Institution, located at 1530 P Street, NW(corner of 16th and P Streets). Information is also available as a PDF.

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Periodically the Carnegie Institution sends out information about its Capital Science Evenings program. If you would like to receive these notifications please send us an email . You can also register by completing the online registration form. Live streaming video and archived video on demand (also check for links below) are available for many lectures.
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  • Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:45pm
    Dr. Maria T. Zuber,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

    Since before the first single-celled organisms, the Moon has illuminated the night sky. Although the Moon is our nearest neighbor, it is far enough away that landing on it represented the pinnacle of human achievement. Studying the Moon helps us learn how other rocky planets formed and developed. Dr. Zuber will discuss our evolving understanding of the Moon from GRAIL, a dual-spacecraft mission that mapped the lunar interior from crust to core.


    Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Please register to attend this event (free):

  • Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:00pm

    AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES and The Royal Society of London in partnership with The Carnegie Institution for Science cordially invite you to a joint symposium:


    The Universe is Stranger Than We Thought

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    6:00 p.m. Reception
    6:30 p.m. Program



    Wendy Freedman
    Crawford H. Greenewalt Chair;
    Director, Carnegie Observatories,
    Carnegie Institution for Science


    Martin Rees
    Astronomer Royal;
    Fellow of the Trinity College, University of Cambridge
    Past President, The Royal Society


    Richard Meserve, moderator
    President, Carnegie Institution for Science
    The Carnegie Institution for Science
    1530 P street, NW
    Washington, DC
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