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.

Special Events
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:45pm
BACKING BREAKTHROUGHS: THE STORY OF THE HPV VACCINE AND THE FUTURE OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and kills more than 250,000 women around the world each year...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30pm
In August 2017, a team of four Carnegie astronomers provided humankind’s first-ever glimpse of two neutron stars colliding—opening the door to a new era of astronomy. Along with...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:30pm
Adult brain connections are precise, but such precision emerges during critical developmental periods when synapses—the delicate contacts between neurons that relay and store information—...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Why create national parks? Although the process of designating new parkland is lengthy and complex, national parks offer ecological, cultural, and economic benefits, while also guaranteeing longterm...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
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...