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 the...
Special Events
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:45pm to 4:15pm
Streaming Video Over the course of four programs, “Carnegie Origins” has been exploring the links between science and society on a topic of profound importance: How did we get here?...
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 to...
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 how...
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...

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