Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Volcanic eruptions pose an increasing threat to human lives and infrastructure in today's rapidly globalizing world, leading to a need for more-sensitive and accurate tools for detecting and...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The main focus behind Steele’s research has been the development of scientific and measurement criteria for the unambiguous detection of life in early Earth and Mars samples, and future robotic...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
We have sought to understand the internal workings of stars for as long as we have done astronomy, with the Sun as our first and best-studied star. Today, the technique of “asteroseismology...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Naturally occurring gene drive systems rig the inheritance game and cause some genes to be preferentially inherited, “driving” them out into the population. CRISPR gene-editing tools can...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
How do we find planets orbiting stars other than our Sun? How do we know what they’re made of, or if they’re Earth-like?  Dr. Teske will discuss how exoplanets’ composition is...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
‘Rocks’ from space have had a profound influence on the evolution of Earth – from the giant impact that created the Moon, to the asteroids that killed off the dinosaurs and, more...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The formation of galaxies like our Milky Way involves gravity, dark matter, gases, star formation, and stellar explosions. Theoretical astrophysics is now revealing this complex process by using the...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Ostrander’s team has taken advantage of naturally occurring variations in dog populations in order to reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying both simple and complex traits. She will show...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Supernovae are cosmic explosions where a single star can become as bright as a billion stars combined. Even though supernovae are crucial to the Universe, including producing the elements necessary...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The DNA of one human cell—two copies of our “genome”—would stretch almost two meters if fully extended. However, normally it’s tightly packaged in 46 chromosomes. About...

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