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.

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Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:45pm

This is an extraordinary time in human history. While it has been only twenty years since astronomers first...

Special Events
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm

The genome editing system called CRISPR earned Science magazine’s “2015 Breakthrough of the Year.” The advent of facile genome engineering using the bacterial RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:45pm

The Hubble sequence of galaxies resembles a simple...

Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. This belt of objects has an outer edge, which we are only now able to explore in...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:45pm

What do fish fossils tell us about the human body? Ancient fossils, like the Tiktaalik roseae that Dr. Shubin discovered, illustrate the transitional form between fish and land animals....

Special Events
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 6:45pm

Twenty-five years ago, a small team of Philippine and US scientists worked feverishly to forecast what newly-awakened Mount Pinatubo might do, and to...