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This is the "instruction manual" for the Area science event list ( This is an incomplete list of science events in the Washington area and at the STScI and BUGSS in Baltimore. Only free events are listed but registration, a free ticket, or other advance arrangements may be required (noted when known). Normal times and locations for events are given but note that there may be exceptions. Warning: All events are subject to change with no warning. General Cafe Scientifique - CI=Carnegie Institute CSE=Capital Science Evenings - - 6:45PM Carnegie Institute (1530 P St. NW Washington, D.C. 20005) registration required, NLS=Neighborhood Lecture Series - - 6:30PM Broad Branch Road Campus (5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW Washington, D.C. 20015) registration recommended) DASER=DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous - - 6PM (registration and photo ID required) DCSC=D.C. Science Cafe - - 6:30PM Busboys and Poets (1025 5th St. NW (5th & K St.) Washington, D.C. 20001 (202)789-BBAP HacDC - (202)556-4225 - 7:30PM St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church 2nd floor (1525 Newton St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010) NCAS=National Capital Area Skeptics - (240)670-NCAS - 1:30PM Nerd Nite DC - Nerds in NoMa - - 6:30PM 1200 1st St. NE (1st & M St.) Washington, D.C. PSW=Philosophical Society of Washington - - 8PM John Wesley Powell Auditorium (left of Cosmos Club 2170 Florida Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008) RSC=Rockville Science Center - (240)FUN-8111 (RSC=Rockville Science Cafe - 3rd Tue. 7PM Branded '72 (387 E. Gude Dr. Rockville, Md. 20850, ST=Science Tuesdays, YASC=Young Adult Science Cafe, Rockville Science Day - April noon Montgomery College (51 Mannakee St. Rockville, Md. 20850)) Biology HHMI=Howard Hughes Medical Institute - - Janelia Research Campus (19700 Helix Dr. Ashburn, Va. 20147 (571)209-4000) (ticket required) UMdBpS=Univ. of Md. Biophysics Seminars - Mon. 4PM CHEM 0112 UMdBS=Univ. of Md. biology seminars - (ATRIUM=Arabidopsis thaliana Research Initiative at UMd. BEES=Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics BYOB=Bring Your Own Bioinformatics CBBG=Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genomics CBCB=Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology CBG=Computational Biology and Genomics CBMG=Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics GEMS=Genetics with Eukaryotic Model Systems MOCB=Molecular and Cellular Biology PSS=Plant Science Seminar RIPS=Research in Progress Seminar) Chemistry UMdCS=Univ. of Md. Chemistry seminars - Environment BNC=Brookside Nature Center - (1400 Glenallan Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20902 (301)962-1480) MNC=Meadowside Nature Center - (5100 Meadowside La. Rockville, Md. 20858 (301)258-4030) UMdGcS=Univ. of Md. Geochemistry Seminars - - Wed. 11AM CHEM 0215 UMdGS=Univ. of Md. Geology Seminars - - Fri. 3PM PLS 1140 Math MAA=Mathematical Society of America - - Carriage House (1781 Church St. NW Washington, D.C. 20036 (202)319-8476) (registration) UMdCSS=Univ. of Md. computer science seminars -, (CLIP=Computational Linguistics and Information Processing QuICS=Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science Seminar) Misc. TOOOL-DC=The Open Organisation of Lockpickers - 1st Wed. The Board Room (1737 Conn. Ave. NW Washington, D.C.) Physics APS=American Physical Society - - 1PM American Center for Physics (1 Physics Ellipse College Park, Md. 20740 (301)209-3000) UMdPS=Univ. of Md. physics seminars - (AD=Applied Dynamics CNAM=Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials CMTC=Condensed Matter Theory Center HEP=High Energy Physics ISP=Informal Statistical Physics JQI=Joint Quantum Institute QuICS-see UMdCSS) Space UMd. Obs.=Univ. of Md. Observatory open houses - (301)405-6555 - 5th & 20th 8PM (Nov.-April) or 9PM (May-Oct.) (Metzerott Rd.) NCA=National Capital Astronomers - - 2nd Sat. 7:30PM UMd. Observatory (Metzerott Rd.) NoVAC=Northern Virginia Astronomy Club - - 2nd Sun. 7PM GMU Research Hall Room 163 GMU Obs.=George Mason Univ. Observatory -, - Research Hall TPS=The Planetary Society - ISUSC=International Space University Space Cafe - - 7PM 2nd Tue. Brixton (901 U St. NW) ASG=Astronomical Society of Greenbelt - - last Thur. 7:30PM HAL=Howard Astronomical League - - 3rd Thur. 7PM Robinson Nature Center downstairs (6692 Cedar La. Columbia, Md. 21044 (410)313-0400) NASM=National Air & Space Museum - (202)633-1000 (WNIA?=What's New in Aerospace?) Goddard Space Flight Center (restricted access) - STScI=Space Telescope Science Institute - - 1st Tue. 8PM (3700 San Martin Dr. Baltimore, Md. 21218 (410)338-4700 UMdSS=UMd. space seminar - & (AC=Astronomy Colloquia - Wed. 4:05PM CSS 2400 BANG=Better Astronomy for a New Generation - Thur. 4PM PSC 1136 CTC=CTC Theory Lunch - Mon. 11AM PSC 1136 LCS=LMA/CARMA Seminar - 3PM PSC 2136 Pals=Planetary Astronomy Late-afternoon Seminar - Mon. 2PM SCRPS=Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar - Mon. 4:30PM CSS 2400) Weather AMS=American Meteorological Society -, NOAA=National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - (1305 East-West Hwy. Silver Spring, Md. 20910 & 5830 University Research Ct. College Park, Md. 20740) (possible nuisance security; may require advance notice)