Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm
Each summer, a volume of water equivalent to 10 Chesapeake Bays melts off of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Much of this meltwater reaches the ocean, but its path is neither direct nor simple. On its way,...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:30pm
For generations, human civilization has been building a climate debt, borrowing from the stability of the future to power the economic growth of the present. Through fossil fuel combustion and land...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
Thousands of exoplanets are known to orbit nearby stars and small rocky planets are common. Now, observations of exoplanet atmospheres looking for water vapor or gases that might signify the...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
Hearing is the gateway to verbal communication. It commences with the capture of sound energy by the ear's sensory receptors, called hair cells, which convert that energy into electrical signals...

As part of Carnegie’s public outreach efforts, the institution hosts various science-related lectures, events, and seminars at its administration building in Washington, D.C., and at the Carnegie campuses on the East and West Coasts. These events are all free and open to the public, and provide an opportunity to hear from some of the most extraordinary researchers of our time. Many of our events are webcast live and/or recorded. Registration is required for some of the programs.