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.

Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm
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, April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
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...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:30pm
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 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
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...
Science in the Neighborhood Series
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm
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...
Broad Branch Road Neighborhood Lectures
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm
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...
Astronomy Lecture Series
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
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, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
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...
Capital Science Evening Lectures
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Cosmological observations show that on the largest scales accessible to our telescopes, the universe is very uniform, and the same laws of physics operate in all the parts of it that we can see....