Welcome to the Washington Academy of Sciences. The Academy was incorporated in 1898 as an affiliation of Washington D.C. area
scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of the new Academy was to encourage the advancement of science and “to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science.” That purpose guided the Academy throughout its first 100 years and will continue to be our guide through the current century.

A Taste of Our Diversity times ThreeThree Taste of our Diversity dinners will be held on Sunday November 1, 2015, Saturday June 5, 2015 and September 11, 2016.

The first, to be held Sunday November 1, will be at Rus-Uz (a taste of Uzbekistan) 1000 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22201.  Near the Ballston Metro stop, street parking, low-cost Macy’s parking lot.

The second, to be held Saturday June 5, will be at RT’s Restaurant (a taste of Cajun) 3804 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305.  Street parking.

The third, to be held Sunday September 11 2016, will be at Mandalay (a taste of Myanmar/Burma) 930 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Small parking lot, street parking,
Silver Spring Metro.

Please join us

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Among our nearly 60 Affiliated Societies and Institutions are Meadowlark Gardens and the D.C. Historical Society
Among the recipients of The Washington Academy’s Seals of Approval are Dan Berleant’s The Race to the Future – What Could Happen And What to Do and Karl Pribram’s The Form Within: My Point of View
Among the recipients of The Washington Academy’s Awards for Scientific Work of High Merit are Harry Diamond for Engineering in 1941 and John Mather for Physical Sciences in 2006

The Washington Academy of Sciences has published articles of scientific interest continuously since 1899, first as The Proceedings until 1911, when it became The Journal. Click on the Journal button just below the header to view the Tables of Contents of 100+ issues of the Journal.

To see what the BBC has to say about our Seal of Approval program as well as our Science is Murder panel, go to http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20918398

To see one of our great lectures (in conjunction with NSF) go to http://www.washacadsci.org/activities-and-events/great-lecture-series-michael-coble/