Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
One of our greatest scientific challenges is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of data being produced in a variety of fields. Visual data analysis will be among our most-...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Popular images of galaxies, while beautiful, do not provide the information that astronomers need to measure their inherent properties, such as their dynamics and the compositions of their stars and...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
As extreme weather, rising seas, and severe droughts bring home the reality of global climate change, we are increasingly aware of the world’s pressing need for carbon-free energy sources and...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Astronomers have mapped almost the entire history of our universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. One last frontier remains, an epoch known as cosmic dawn, when the first stars and galaxies...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Entrepreneur and inventor Dr. Rothblatt cofounded Sirius Satellite Radio and then pivoted to establish biotech company United Therapeutics in an effort to save her daughter’s life from...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. Over the past few years, Dr. Sheppard and his team have been performing...
Special Events
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
HABITABILITY: WHAT EARTH AND THE INNER PLANETS CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON ROCKY EXOPLANETS What enabled life to form on Earth—and what kept it at bay on Mars and Venus? Does...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, and volcanoes—they all stem from the very same forces that give our planet life. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them...
Special Events
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for an hour-long conversation between two intellectual luminaries on topics ranging from the state of science today, how discovery drives entrepreneurship, the many uses for artificial...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Earth's magnetic field is generated by convective motion in the liquid iron outer core, commonly referred to as the geodynamo.  The magnetic field has been protecting Earth from harmful...

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