As part of Carnegie’s public outreach efforts, the institution hosts various science-related lectures, events, and seminars at its administration building in Washington, D.C., and at the Carnegie campuses on the East and West Coasts. These events are all free and open to the public, and provide an opportunity to hear from some of the most extraordinary researchers of our time. Many of our events are webcast live and/or recorded. Registration is required for some of the programs.

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
Over the past few years, Dr. Sheppard and his team have been performing the largest and deepest survey ever attempted of our Solar System’s fringes. In December 2018, he...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Entrepreneur and inventor Dr. Rothblatt cofounded Sirius Satellite Radio and then pivoted to establish biotech company United Therapeutics in an effort to save her daughter’s life from...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Astronomers have mapped almost the entire history of our universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. One last frontier remains, an epoch known as cosmic dawn, when the first stars and galaxies...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Popular images of galaxies, while beautiful, do not provide the information that astronomers need to measure their inherent properties, such as their dynamics and the compositions of their stars and...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm
One of our greatest scientific challenges is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of data being produced in a variety of fields. Visual data analysis will be among our most-...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Some meteorites contain rare, tiny grains of dust that formed in the explosions of ancient stars and became part of the gas and dust cloud that formed our Solar System. Dr. Nittler will discuss how...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Like people, each of the billions of galaxies in the universe developed its own unique traits over a complicated lifetime. Until recently, astronomers have only been able to study galaxies closest to...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Cosmological observations show that on the largest scales accessible to our telescopes, the universe is very uniform, and the same laws of physics operate in all the parts of it that we can see....