Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. This belt of objects has an outer edge, which we are only now able to explore in detail...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:45pm
The Hubble sequence of galaxies resembles a simple classification chart, yet underneath the neatly aligned shapes and colors lie complex and violent histories. Through radio, infrared, UV and optical...
Special Events
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Three experts judge ten young scientists as they spin tall-but-true tales of climate change, a cure for cancer, the search for life elsewhere, and much more - in 3 powerpoint-free minutes each!...
Special Events
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The genome editing system called CRISPR earned Science magazine’s “2015 Breakthrough of the Year.” The advent of facile genome engineering using the bacterial RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:45pm
This is an extraordinary time in human history. While it has been only twenty years since astronomers first discovered planets outside of our solar system, we are already aware of several planets...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  A major focus of the field of chemistry is predicting how various atoms form bonds, hence molecules, and how such bonding controls the structure and properties of molecular matter....
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:45pm
Our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago in an extremely chaotic environment and has evolved significantly over that time. What we see today is an organized inner solar system with four very di...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
The MESSENGER spacecraft, the first to orbit the planet Mercury, overcame many technical challenges to survive the harsh environment of the inner solar system. Along the way, the mission's...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:45pm
For 45 years, the Las Campanas Observatory of the Carnegie Institution for Science has provided a superlative window in the Southern Hemisphere for exploring the wonders of our Universe. Located in...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
Standing strong and silent, plants are all around us, both shaping our world and responding to it.  Plants can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years, continuously renewing themselves...

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