Location Change

Due to the current air quality conditions, we are moving the Vera Rubin Call Box Art Reveal indoors. 

Originally scheduled to take place outside on the lawn, we have made the decision to move the event to Tuve Hall located inside of the Greenewalt Building. This is just a short walk from the original location. 

Location Details

Carnegie Science is delighted to extend an invitation to a special event—the reveal of the Vera Rubin Call Box art installation followed by a themed neighborhood lecture that's sure to inspire.

This exciting occasion celebrates the remarkable achievements of the late Vera Rubin, a world-renowned astronomer and advocate for women in STEM. The event will be held on the grounds of the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road Campus, Vera Rubin’s scientific home throughout her career. 

As part of the Chevy Chase Community Association Call Box Restoration Project, the new installation highlight’s Rubin’s legacy with captivating artwork by local artists Danielle Feuillan, Sarah Joyce-McCarron, and Laura McCarron. The historic call box was restored by the coalition of District Bridges Chevy Chase Main Street, Ch/Art, the Chevy Chase Community Association, and Historic Chevy Chase DC; the projectwas funded by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4 G, Little Beast, and Carnegie Science.

During the event, we will hear comments from community leaders, the artists, as well as Carnegie Science leadership.

We will be offering light refreshments for you to enjoy as we come together to celebrate this community effort. It will be an opportunity to connect with fellow neighbors, engage in fascinating conversations, and embrace the spirit of exploration that Vera Rubin championed.

Together, let's celebrate exploration, empowerment, and the remarkable achievements of one of our own!


Date: June 29, 2023

Call Box Event: 4:30-5:30 PM EDT

Location: 32nd St NW & Jocelyn St NW

Washington, DC 20015

Please RSVP by June 22, 2023 to confirm your attendance and to assist us in making arrangements for the event. Have questions about this event? Email Michelle Strobel at events@carnegiescience.edu.

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“There is no problem in science that can be solved by a man that cannot be solved by a woman.”

Vera Rubin, often referred to as the "Mother of Dark Matter," provided the first observational evidence in support of the existence of dark matter—the invisible material that makes up more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass. Her groundbreaking discoveries transformed our understanding of the universe.

Rubin was also an ardent feminist who tirelessly advocated for women to be represented in STEM fields and to have equal opportunities to their male colleagues.

She spent her entire career at Carnegie and retired as a staff astronomer at the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus in Washington, D.C. Her tireless pursuit of knowledge and dedication to advancing women in science continue to inspire generations.

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Neighborhood Lecture Flyer Dark Matter

Following the reveal, we welcome you to dive into the past and present, and future of dark matter research with a special Neighborhood Lecture honoring Vera Rubin. Guest speaker Rachael Beaton, an astronomer from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), will deliver a talk entitled "On the Shoulders of a Giant: Continuing Vera Rubin's Quest to Understand Dark Matter.

The event will take place at the Greenewalt Auditorium of the Carnegie Science's Broad Branch Road Campus in Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and light refreshments will be available from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the Greenewalt Patio. Registration is required, so RSVP today!

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