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Tuesday, 05/31/16
  • Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometryDr. Daniel Angerhausen, Goddard Spaceflight Center, will give a short introduction to the science of extrasolar planets, in particular the technique of transit, eclipse and phasecurve spectro-photometry.  He will describe his various projects in this emerging field using state of the art spectroscopic and photometric instruments on the largest ground ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • A New Spin on SuperconductivityApplied Physics LectureSpeaker: Amir Yacoby, Hardard Univ.
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • New Ice Age Fossils found in FremontSan Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) was retrofitting their water pipes that go through Fremont.  These pipes eventually supply San Francisco with their water supply.  Since the pipes crossed the Hayward Fault in the Warm Springs District in Fremont, they were excavating a vault that could withstand the movement.  ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 06/01/16
  • First Free Wednesday at Bay Area Discovery MuseumFirst Wednesdays are free for all at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Governors Brown and Inslee on Leading the Transition to a Clean Economy
    Can California and other West Coast economies accelerate the global transition to clean energy technologies? The chief executives of Pacific Coast states and provinces say policies pushing clean power have boosted their economies and created jobs. Companies involved in solar power and electric vehicles agree. But some business groups say ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Member, $7 Students
  • 10,000 feet under the sea, a voyage to the deep
    Come along on an adventure to see deep sea hydrothermal vents, and hear about the experience of a Cal marine scientist in a research submersible! One aspect of Dr. Sigwart's research focuses on the specialist adaptations that enable molluscs to exploit extreme environments, and adapt to environmental change. Using an integrative ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Science at the Theater: Cleantech Pitchfest
    The Lab's Science at the Theater program brings its Cleantech Pitchfest to San Francisco's Marine's Memorial Theatre. Thrill to 6 Big New Ideas designed to transform our world - from turning CO2 into fuel and desalnating seawater in an energy efficient way to capturing carbon from smokestacks using nanotech. Scientists ...
    Where:  San Cost:  Free
  • First Free Wednesday at UC Botanical GardenEvery first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Thursday, 06/02/16
  • Managing the Impact of Technology on Our Lives
    Sherry Turkle, M.I.T. professor, researcher, consultant and author, will discuss the timely topic of digital influences on our personal lives, from how we relate to our family, friends, and lovers, plus how technology affects how we think, conduct our business, our productivity, creativity and innovation. The emphasis will be on ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • After Dark: Strandbeest
    Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. On tour for the first time in North America, Dutch artist Theo Jansen's strandbeests-or "beach animals"-are mesmerizing in their motions and eerily lifelike. Equipped with sensory organs and ever-evolving survival strategies, they walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology.Featuring The ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
  • Cafe InquiryMeet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Wine Nightlife
    Join us for NightLife's first foray into the wonderful world of wine. From how to sip and smell it to how to choose the most impressive (but least expensive) bottle for a special occasion.Check out wine flights curated by NOPA wine director Lulu McAllister at focused bars around the museum-from ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • ARCAS and Oakland Zoo
    Presented by Oakland Zoo staff members Natasha Tworoski and Liz Low. Since its establishment in 1989, ARCAS in Guatemala has grown into one of the largest and most complex wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers in the world, receiving between 300 and 600 animals every year that have been rescued from ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $12-$20
  • Making Good on the Promise of Paris
    Countries and corporations united in Paris to forge a global climate deal to reduce carbon pollution while continuing to expand the economy. Now comes the hard part.California is pushing ahead with green policies and technologies that are creating jobs and markets. But in today's highly stratified society, many people don't ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • The Chemistry of Olive OilWhat elements make a healthy olive oil? Do you know how to taste the difference? Find out from two industry experts while sampling olive oil courtesy of Amphora Nueva, Lafayette. Polyphenols, peroxide value, free fatty acid and oleic acid all impact the health benefits, taste and quality of ultra premium ...
    Where:  Lafayette Cost:  $5
Friday, 06/03/16
  • Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2016The Silicon Valley Energy Summit provides workable ideas by exploring best practices with insights about upcoming energy technologies, markets and policies.See weblink for speakers and agenda
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  
  • Birds and Botany HikeHike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We'll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  Free
  • Twilight HikeTake advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve as dusk arrives and the animals start to appear. Our twilight hikes are on select Fridays throughout spring and fall. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie ...
    Where:  Glen Ellen Cost:  $15 donation encouraged
  • Planetarium Demonstration and ShowDemonstration of new Planetarium projector at monthly meeting.Speaker: Justin Stevick, College of San Mateo
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
Saturday, 06/04/16
  • Dragonflies of the Mayacamas Visit dragonfly habitats near Pine Flat Road with western dragonfly authorities Kathy & Dave Biggs. We'll stop at several likely spots to see what species are out and about, and to learn about local, ID, habits and ecology. For dragonfly field guides - check their website!Registration and additional information at ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  Free
  • The Art & Science of AweThis event will truly be the first of its kind: A day exploring the science and experience of awe. Attendees will gain eye-opening insights and practical lessons to apply in health and educational settings, as well as in their own personal lives. And they will experience jaw-dropping moments of awe ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $135-$159.
  • The Natural Wonders of Mount Diablo's Mitchell CanyonMt. Diablo's Mitchell Canyon is one of the great nature walks in the Bay Area. Butterflies patrol the creek, delicate flowers such as Elegant Clarkia adorn the trailsides, and reptiles scamper about. We'll hike up the easy canyon trail, have some lunch and return, observing and learning about the plants ...
    Where:  Clayton Cost:  $20 + $6 parking
  • Mammoth DayFamily Fun activities including prints, molds, sorting, make and takes, geologic time, guided tours
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $8 child, $4 adult general, member discounts
Sunday, 06/05/16
  • Learn about the cormorants of Lake Merritt!Come learn how the Lake Merritt colonies have changed over the years, view the current colony of Double-crested Cormorants who now use the area, and find out what it is like to be a citizen scientist!For over 20 years, the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) has studied colonial waterbirds ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  FREE! $20 suggested donation.
  • Sabercat WalkWalk with Phil Gordon, one of the boy paleontologists and noted Naturalist. Learn about this important find as you look over the area where these large mammals once walked. You will receive directions one week prior to the field trip.
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $15
Monday, 06/06/16
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