PSW, the oldest scientific society in Washington, DC, was founded in 1871 by Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution and other leading scientists. The Society invites prominent scientists from the United States and abroad to present the latest scientific research. Meetings are generally held every other Friday evening from September to May in the Powell Auditorium, adjacent to the Cosmos Club in downtown Washington.
There is no admission charge for the lectures. However, please note that joining the meetup group is not the same as joining PSW. Society membership helps to pay for the meetings and other expenses. Dues-paid members of the Society also have the opportunity to attend pre-meeting dinners with the speakers. Apply for society membership here.
PSW's website: http://pswscience.org
Videos of select past lectures - youtube vimeo
The Oldest Scientific Society in Washington, Founded 1871
May 6 · 8:00 PM
PSW#2363: LIGO, Gravitational Waves, Colliding Black Holes
LIGO, Gravitational Waves, and Colliding Black Holes
Three scientists will discuss the recent, historical detection of gravitational waves created by the stupendous... Learn more
April 15 · 8:00 PM
PSW#2362: The Exploration of Pluto
Alan Stern, the Principal Scientist for New Horizons mission, will describe the history of the mission, the science behind it, the capabilities of the instrument payload... Learn more
April 1 · 8:00 PM
PSW#2361: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and Mapping the Universe
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)Dynamically Mapping the Universe in HD
This telescope will collect more than 30 terabytes of high quality data every night.... Learn more
March 18 · 8:00 PM
PSW#2360: Genetically Engineered Livestock
Genetically Engineered Livestock: Bringing 21st Century Medicines to the Developing World
This lecture will discuss genetic engineering of livestock animals,... Learn more
March 4 · 8:00 PM
PSW#2359: From Fragments to Classical Forms - Reconstructing Greek Bronzes ...
From Fragments to Classical Forms: Reconstructing Greek Bronzes and the Greek and Roman Trade in Art
This lecture will explain why many of the bronzes in a current... Learn more