The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals – Chesapeake Region will endeavor to update you on an ongoing basis with regard to free lectures on STEM topics in the Baltimore-Washington area. NOGLSTP-CR is not organizing a formal event around any of these lectures, but we will try to facilitate communication among any of you who plan to attend the same event.
What: Public STEM Lectures
Where, When, and RSVP: Various, see below
The Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005) hosts the “Capital Science Evening” lecture series (https://carnegiescience.edu/event-category/1659), with a lecture held roughly every month on a weekday evening at 6:30 pm. Online registration is free but required (see website). The next lecture is “The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works and Why It Matters,” which will be given by Dr. Sean Carroll on Thursday, September 29. Registration is still available as of this writing. Upcoming lectures are on Thursday, October 13; Wednesday, November 2; and Monday, December 5. If you plan to attend one of these lectures and would like to network with other attendees from this mailing list, email Brian Haugh, NOGLSTP-CR Chair, at email@example.com.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI auditorium, Johns Hopkins University, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218) hosts a lecture at 8 pm on the first Tuesday of every month, on a variety of cosmology topics (http://hubblesite.org/about_us/public_talks/). The next lecture is on October 4, when speaker Bill Blair will present “A Multi-wavelength View of Stellar Life and Death in M83.” Upcoming lectures are on November 1 and December 6. If you plan to attend an STScI lecture and would like to network with other attendees from this mailing list, email Greg Sachs, NOGLSTP-CR Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philosophical Society of Washington (2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, but see website for detailed location information) hosts lectures every other Friday evening at 8 pm, on a variety of scientific topics (http://www.philsoc.org/2016Fall/index.shtml). The next lecture is on September 23, when speaker Craig Kundrot will present “NASA’s Kelly Twins Study – How Space Affects Human Physiology.” If you plan to attend a PSW lecture and would like to network with other attendees from this mailing list, email NOGLSTP-CR member Bruce Murrie at Bruce_Murrie@hotmail.com.
CCBC Catonsville’s Benjamin Banneker Planetarium (800 S. Rolling Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228) hosts a free planetarium show once a month on a Friday evening at 8 pm, followed by outdoor observations (weather permitting); there is also a children’s program at 10 am the following morning, Saturday. (http://www.ccbcmd.edu/About-CCBC/Newsroom/news-articles/2016/09/06/09/59/Reach-for-the-stars.aspx) The next presentation is on September 23. “Seasonal Equality” examines the previous day’s Autumnal Equinox. Upcoming lectures are on October 28, November 11, and December 9. If you plan to attend a planetarium show and would like to network with other attendees from this mailing list, email NOGLSTP-CR member Morgan Slusher at email@example.com.
We hope you will be interested in availing yourself of these public lectures series, and NOGLSTP-CR will continue to periodically update you on the lecture schedules.