Special Events
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA Exoplanet Exploration...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Minerals record information that is vital to our understanding of Earth’s formation and evolution. Join me as I take you on a journey to explore a group of minerals that form from magmas....
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
How did a leafy tract on the rural fringe of Washington a century ago become home to a world-class think tank for scientific research? Join us for an evening of history and science as Carnegie...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Modern tomatoes lack the intense flavor of heirloom, grown-in-your-back-yard varieties. What exactly is “tomato flavor”? Where did it go and what can we do about it? We believe that...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Modern science began with Copernicus speculating that the Earth is a planet and that all the planets orbit the Sun. Bruno followed up by speculating that the Sun is a star, that other stars have...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm
The expanding universe was discovered at Mount Wilson almost 100 years ago. But there is something new! In the past 20 years, astronomers have found that cosmic expansion is speeding up, driven by a...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Humans have a longer childhood than any other animal—our children are more vulnerable and dependent than other species’ infants. Why is this so? In the last thirty years there has been a...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Black holes remain among the most enigmatic objects in the universe. Using both computer simulations and traditional analytic theory, Dr. Kollmeier is making major discoveries showing how tiny...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and even then it can only be achieved...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Carnegie Astronomy is also part of Carnegie Science and the study of all living species. From ancient single-celled organisms evolved multicellular animals whose immense numbers of specialized...

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