Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

SPECIAL LOCATION! NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - FRED KAVLI AUDITORIUM

Cancer kills millions of people every year and is one of humanity’s greatest health challenges...

Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

We stand at an epochal moment in human history – we are about to learn if we are alone in the universe. The Kepler Space Telescope has shown that Earth-like worlds are commonplace. NASA is...

Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

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....

Special Events
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Of what is the universe made?  Recent observations suggest surprising results. Not only is most of the matter in the universe dark and unconventional but, more surprisingly, the major...

Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

In shock-wave experiments, high-powered lasers or guns are used to send a supersonic pressure wave through a sample. This type of dynamic compression can generate immense pressure and allows for...

Special Events
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:45pm to 4:15pm

Streaming Video

Over the course of four programs, “...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

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...

Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Gravity, the fundamental force that shaped our planet, varies across the Earth’s surface, both from place to place and over time. For more than three centuries, scientists have made gravity...

Science in the Neighborhood Series
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Butterflies are well known for the beautiful colors and patterns that decorate their wings. They function to attract mates, provide camouflage, or ward off predators. Many colors are created by...

Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

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...

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