Area science event info

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This is the "instruction manual" for the Area science event list ( This is an incomplete list of science events (talks and science fairs; excluding book, article, or movie discussions, workshops, and events focused on finance rather than science) 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 below but note that there may be exceptions. Warning: All events are subject to change with no warning. Send additions, corrections, comments, etc. to: *=intended for students below college level; check event for details 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 NAS=National Academy of Sciences - Division on Earth and Life Studies 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)) TBC=The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family - UMdSoT=Science on Tap (, (301) 405-5845 - MilkBoy ArtHouse 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park, Md. 20740) Biology ASub=American Society for Microbiology MAH=Microbes After Hours - (1752 N St. NW) (registration) BUGSS=Baltimore Under Ground Science Space - (410)732-0947 (101 N. Haven St. Suite 105 Baltimore, Md. 21224) HHMI=Howard Hughes Medical Institute - - Janelia Research Campus (19700 Helix Dr. Ashburn, Va. 20147 (571)209-4000) (ticket required) IBBR=Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (UMd.) - SCBI=Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute - (National Zoo) UMdBpS=Univ. of Md. Biophysics Seminars - - Mon. 4PM CHEM 0112 UMdBS=Univ. of Md. biology seminars (also see IBBR) - (AASS=Animal & Avian Science Seminar ATRIUM=Arabidopsis thaliana Research Initiative at UMd. BBS=BISI-BEES Seminar BCBMS=BISI-CBBG and BISI-MOCB Seminar BCS=BISI-CBBG Seminar 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 CSC=Cognitive Science Colloquium EC=Entomology Colloquium EGEDS=Evo-Gen/Evo-Dev Seminar Ent.=Entomology Seminar GEMS=Genetics with Eukaryotic Model Systems ICRS=Integrative Cancer Research Seminar MOCB=Molecular and Cellular Biology PSL=Plant Science Lecture PSS=Plant Science Seminar RIP=Research in Progress RIPT=Research in Progress Talks VMSS=VetMed Seminar) Chemistry UMdCS=Univ. of Md. chemistry seminar - (SS=Student Seminar) Engineering UMdEgS=University of Md. engineering seminar -,,, (AsES=Aerospace Engineering Seminar CBmES=Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Seminar ( FDRS=Fluid Dynamics Reviews Seminar) 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) UMdES - Univ. of Md. environment seminar - (ACBBT=Atmospheric Chemistry Brown Bag Talk - Friday CSS 3400, DS=AOSC Departmental Seminar - Thursday 3:30PM CSS 2400, ESSIC=Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center Seminar - Monday noon M-Square 4102, SS=AOSC Student Seminar - Tuesday 3:30PM CSS 3400) UMdGcS=Univ. of Md. Geochemistry Seminars - - Wed. 11AM CHEM 0215 UMdGS=Univ. of Md. Geology Seminars - - Fri. 3PM PLS 1140 Math DCAPS=DC-Area Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Seminar - 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 -, (CATS=Capital Area Theory Seminar, CLIP=Computational Linguistics and Information Processing HCIL=Human-Computer Interaction Lab QuICS=Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science Seminar) UMdMS=Univ. of Md. math seminars - (ANT=Algebra-Number Theory, D=Dynamics, GT=Geometry-Topology, LGRT-Lie Groups and Representation Theory, NA=Numerical Analysis) 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 - - 3rd Wed. 1PM American Center for Physics (1 Physics Ellipse College Park, Md. 20740 (301)209-3000) UMdPS=Univ. of Md. physics seminars - (ADS=Applied Dynamics Seminar CNAM=Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials CMTC=Condensed Matter Theory Center DSTL=Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture GPS=Gravitational Physics Seminar HEP=High Energy Physics ISP=Informal Statistical Physics JQCS=JQI-QuICS-CMTC Seminar JQI=Joint Quantum Institute LPS=Laboratory for Physical Sciences MSES=MSE Seminar NPS=Nuclear Physics Seminar NTS=Nuclear Theory Seminar PPS=Plasma Physics Seminar QuICS-see UMdCSS SPS=Space Physics Seminar) 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; not included in list) - 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)