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...
Special Events
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Earth's 4.5 billion year history is a complex tale of deterministic physical and chemical processes, as well as "frozen accidents". Most models of life's origins also invoke chance...
Seminars / Conferences
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
About: Physics and chemistry have arrived at a deep understanding of the non-living world. Can we expect to reach similar insights, integrating concepts and quantitative explanation, in biology?...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Moon has been an object of mystery, curiosity, wonder, observation, fascination and speculation since the dawn of mankind. It has inspired fear and worship, medieval and renaissance art, the...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
The financial collapse of 2009 brought with it major changes in the economic, political, as well as media landscape. This talk will explore how these ongoing changes have affected the public’s...

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