Special Events
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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 2, 2016 - 6:45pm
This is an extraordinary time in human history. While it has been only twenty years since astronomers first discovered planets outside of our solar system, we are already aware of several planets...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  A major focus of the field of chemistry is predicting how various atoms form bonds, hence molecules, and how such bonding controls the structure and properties of molecular matter....
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:45pm
Our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago in an extremely chaotic environment and has evolved significantly over that time. What we see today is an organized inner solar system with four very di...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
The MESSENGER spacecraft, the first to orbit the planet Mercury, overcame many technical challenges to survive the harsh environment of the inner solar system. Along the way, the mission's...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:45pm
For 45 years, the Las Campanas Observatory of the Carnegie Institution for Science has provided a superlative window in the Southern Hemisphere for exploring the wonders of our Universe. Located in...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Standing strong and silent, plants are all around us, both shaping our world and responding to it.  Plants can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years, continuously renewing themselves...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
The Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for more than three years, measuring the past and present habitability potential of our nearest planetary neighbor. We’ve also been busy on...
Special Events
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Carnegie Institution for Science and the producers of the PBS science series NOVA present a special screening of "Life's Rocky Start" premiering January 13 on PBS....
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
  Kavli Prize Laureate Lecture - The Restless Brain  Traditionally studies of brain function have focused on task-evoked responses.  By their very nature such experiments tacitly...

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