Scientists have worked continuously in Forest Hills for more than one hundred years. The National Bureau of Standards campus opened in 1903, and some of its employees found they liked living here too. Though the agency moved to the suburbs in the 1970s, other scientific endeavors were well under way. And they continue to this day.
Each year, the Carnegie Institution invites the community to neighborhood lectures that truly bring the otherworldly down to earth. If that isn’t enticement enough, the talks are free, and they serve refreshments beforehand.
The first of the 2014-15 neighborhood lecture series will be Thursday, October 9th at 6:30. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism’s Steve Shirey will talk about “The Geology of Diamonds and Why Yours Is Remarkable!”
The other upcoming talks:
Where: Greenewalt Building on the campus at 32nd and Broad Branch.
When: 6:30 p.m.